The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is tasked to undertake the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the Philippine infrastructure systems and facilities, in particular national highways and bridges, major flood control and water resources development system. Its main thrust is to provide and manage quality infrastructure facilities and services that are responsive to the needs of the Filipino people in the pursuit of national development objectives.
As a way of adhering to its mandate and responding to the needs of all its stakeholders, the Department has been providing a manuscript which serves as a guide to data users for the formulation of plans and programs for researchers both in the government and private sector.
This manuscript which we refer to as the DPWH Atlas, presents updated information on the current progress of national roads and bridges. It is an invaluable reference that includes extensive data and illustrations to facilitate easier understanding and quick orientation for users. Information on roads and bridges are laid out in such a way as to provide users a clear idea on the infrastructure data being presented. Illustrations like maps, graphs, figures and tables were enhanced to easily identify and compare statistics.
The DPWH Atlas is updated every year to provide users with the most recent information particularly on National Roads and Bridges. Data collection for said roads and bridges is being undertaken by District Engineering Offices (DEOs) with the supervision of Regional Offices (ROs). The data collected are stored in the Road and Bridge Information Application (RBIA) which is the Departmentís central repository of vital road and bridge information and is being managed by the Statistics Division (SD), Planning Service. Said information are condensed and laid out in matrices and through maps presented in Open Street and National Geographic World base maps for roads and bridges, respectively.
DPWH has consistently been endeavoring to provide complete and accurate information on the road network including services and other related areas of concern. Every effort is being made to ensure that details that are provided in the atlas are complete and accurate.
Rest assured that the Department, spearheaded by its newly appointed Secretary, Mark A. Villar, shall continue to uphold its commitment in providing services needed for the country to achieve its aspiration of achieving sustainable growth and development.