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Province of Ilocos Sur

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Transportation

Buses going to Laoag-Manila, Vigan-Manila and Bangued-Manila routes ply by the province's national highway at regular intervals daily. These serve as transportation facilities linking the province to other provinces and metropolis. Mini-buses, jeepneys, tricycles and motorcycles also serve as inter-provincial, inter-municipal and inter- barangay modes of transportation. Ilocos Sur has a total road network of 2,837.661 kilometers. Of the total, 13.3% were national roads, 9.44% provincial roads, 8.6% municipal roads and 68.7% barangay roads. The road to population ration was 5.20 kilometers per 1000 population and the road density was 11 kilometer per thousand hectares of land area.

Road Distribution by Type of Administration,

Ilocos Sur: 2010

Type of Administration

Length (Km)

Percent

1. National

366.068

57.8

2. Provincial

267.680

42.2

                                 Source of Data: DPWH I & II, ILOCOS SUR: 2010

                  Length of Bridges by Type of Administration & By Construction,

                                                 Ilocos Sur: 2010

TYPE OF ADMINISTRATION

TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

 

Concrete

Steel

Bailey

Timber

Total

1. National

2,780.49

1,311.25

331.35

-

4,423.09

2. Provincial

910.36

210.00

149.08

29.00

1,426.46

           TOTAL

3,519.40

1,391.25

708.05

266.45

5,885.15

   Sources of Data: DPWH I & II, ILOCOS SUR: 2010

                               PEO, Provincial Capitol, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur: 2010

1.2 Air Transportation

            There is one airport in the province located at Mindoro, Vigan City that occupies a land area of 16.7 hectares. The facilities include a runway of 900 x 300 meters, 0/0 stepway; 145 x 100 meters approve; 2-30 x 15 meters taxiway; 100 meters parking area; 83 x 6 meters terminal building and 2,220 linear meters fencing. At present, the airport is only opened for chartered flights, but there is a proposal for its upgrading and improvement. Negotiations on the right of way is being undertaken by the provincial government and the Air Transportation Office.

1.3 Sea Transportation

 

            There are two sub-ports in the province located at Salomague, Cabugao and Sulvec, Narvacan. Facilities at the Salomague Port are two berths 120 meters long and 9 meters wide, a transit area of 108 sq. meters; a warehouse port with an area of 1,200 sq. m. 46 meters long approach and a 10-control depth of water.

                 

The port of Salomague has been upgraded from provisional status to Permanent Port of Entry as per memorandum Order No. 436 of the President of the Philippines dated June 14, 1997. The seaport is operating under the management of the North Quadrangle Container Services, Inc. (NQCSI).

            Cargo ships from Hongkong, Taiwan and China call at the port twice or once weekly.

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