The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) along with other government agencies in Bohol have started preparations for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in 2017.
Engineer Francis Antonio Flores, chief of the First Engineering District, said that they have started to inspect and survey roads, particularly those near tourist destinations such as the Chocolate Hills in Carmen and white sand beaches in Panglao.
The operations are intended to identify needed improvements for streetlights and signage along roads that would likely be used by the ASEAN delegates.
Flores said that the department will work round-the-clock to verify lapses and implement the improvements within the remaining three months before the series of meetings start in Bohol.
The ASEAN Summit meetings will be hosted by the Philippines and held yearlong in 2017.
Some of the meetings will start in Davao next month while others begin in April at various areas in Cebu and Bohol.
The ASEAN Summit 2017 coincides with the 10-nation blocâ€™s 50th anniversary. (Rey Tutas)