Cavite II District Engineer Arthur Pascual, Jr. delivered today the first DPWH State of the District Address (SODA) before government, business, and society representatives from Tagyatay City and nearby towns covered by the district office. In his report, Pascual declared that the DPWH Cavite II District Engineering Office had a 94.46% project accomplishment rate, completing 91 out of 103 projects in 2015.
The 103 projects have a total allocation value of P1.3 Billion representing 71 projects for 2015 and 32 carry-over projects from the previous year.
According to DE Pascual, the achievement shows the strong commitment of DPWH in its mandate to deliver to highest efficiency and quality in its infrastructure projects.
Projects are categorized as follows: roads, bridges and flood control projects; construction or improvement of access roads leading to declared tourism destinations; construction or rehabilitation of water supply/septage and sewerage/rain water; national building program; various infrastructure including local projects; and local infrastructure program.
Among the infrastructure projects undertaken inlcude the construction/improvement of drainage system along Cavite-Batangas Road; the replacement of Red Bridge along Maragondon-Magallanes-Amuyong Road; and construction of flood control structures in Brgy. Loma, Amadeo and Silan By-Pass Road.
In convergence with other government agencies, some of the DPWH Cavite II completed projects includes the 4-storey, 20-classroom schoolbuilding at Bulihan National High School in Silang, Cavite; the concreting of Indang-Tagaytay Road via Balabag, Mahabang Kahoy; and the construction of Brgy. Kaong to Bulihan Farm to Market Road funded by PAGCOR, the Department of Tourism, and Department of Agriculture, respectively.
For 2016, the district office has a budget allocation of P965 Million for various roads, bridges, flood control, buildings, and water supply projects.
DE Pascual stated that the projects were not only aligned with national government objectives, but also support Cavite’s vision and mission to be a “first class, world class” province. He acknowledged the support and cooperation of various stakeholders contributed in the timely and quality delivery of projects.
After his presentation, DE Pascual enjoined DPWH and stakeholders in a statement of commitment activity. Representatives affixed their signature on a “ First Class, World Class: Kayang-Kaya Kung Sama-Sama” board to show the need and importance of collaboration in the delivery of infrastructure for a progressive city.
The Cavite II SODA is the first to be delivered in the DPWH network. It is a venue to affirm the agency’s transparency and good governance by providing opportunities that enhance the people’s to inform, public participation, and public accountability.