Six (6) new heavy equipment and one (1) lane marker remover were deployed to Region 12 to augment workforce as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) pours bulk of infrastructure projects in Mindanao.
DPWH SOCCSKSARGEN Director Basir M. Ibrahim said the P16 million worth equipment will support the Build, Build, Build program in the entire region that received a total of 779 roads, bridge, and other infrastructure projects this year from DPWH.
Recipients of the new equipment are: Saranggani District Engineering Office (DEO) and Sultan Kudarat First DEO with one (1) unit dump truck each; Cotabato First DEO and Sultan Kudarat Second DEO with one unit of dump truck and one (1) unit of road roller each; and one (1) unit lane marker remover for shared use of the DEOs.
Aside from these construction equipment, DPWH Region 12 is expecting eight (8) maintenance crew service vehicles, four (4) road rollers and two (2) dump trucks this year.
In 2016, South Cotabato DEO, Koronadal City and South Cotabato II DEO, General Santos City received one (1) unit of backhoe/loader and one (1) road roller each.