INFRASTRUCTURE "DAET IS TRANSFORMING STANDARDS IN INFRASTRUCTURE TO CONCRETIZE ITS GEOGRAPHICAL ACCESSIBILITY TO NEARBY PROVINCES IN THE NORTH BEING THE GATEWAY TO THE BIKOLANOS IN BIKOLANDIA" The town's strategic location is perfect for business ventures and opportunities. It hails to be the GATEWAY to the Bikolandia and the Camarines for which the Local Government makes emphasis among its programs the maintenance, upgrading and development of infrastructures. Major roads and highways are periodically assessed which resulted to more road widening, road networks and other road improvement projects over the years. To date, all main streets, highways, barangay roads and other thoroughfares are well kept and managed to the comforts of our commuters. Moreover, brighter street lights have been installed assuring the public of a safe community. Just like any other highly urbanized community, traffic is one area which proves to be a challenge. However, the Local Government through its Town Traffic Management Group has devised traffic schemes to address traffic congestion in the metro. Measures such as personally manning the busiest streets by deputized traffic enforcers and installation of traffic signages in congested areas are some ways that have been implemented to ease congestion especially on major streets and intersections. In cases where constructions are on the way along streets especially during maintenance and upkeep periods, the town makes sure of re-routing plans. Another area which the Local Government works on is the drainage system, dredging of waterways, canals and other public works that answer flooding problems especially during heavy downpours. The drainage systems are being updated and made sure to accommodate the demands of the Town's growing population. Topographically, DAET has waterways trudging to the Daet river. However, during surges or swelling of these rivers due to persistent rains, ample river control systems were constructed for safety measures. Standards in infrastructure are set through partnership and coordination with various national agencies especially on construction activities to assure that materials, designs and implementations are not sub-standard. The Engineering Office on the other hand, strictly adhere to governing laws and these are applied in full force to sustain orderliness in urban development. They have implemented systematic procedures in the application of building permits that delivers fast and reliable service without compromising the quality of work. A community's physical development is a gauge of its economic capabilities. The Local Government of Daet is obviously becoming a highly urbanized community as evidenced by its physical attributes. However, development comes with great responsibility. Hence, the Local Government of the Daet continues to achieve not only a BOOMING, but RESPONSIBLE community.