The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 10 has completed a total of 717 infrastructure projects for 2015, bagging the best performing DPWH Regional Office last year among the 17 DPWH regional offices nationwide.
These completed projects, according to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, will further boost the potentials of Northern Mindanao as an investment area.
DPWH Region 10 Director Evelyn T. Barroso said with the cooperation and participation of staff from the regional office and 13 district engineering offices (DEOs), they were able to accomplish 94.38% or 717 projects out of the 875 projects for 2015 worth P18.7 billion.
Barroso said that out of 717 completed infrastructure contracts, 39 are asset preservation of national roads; 41 road network development projects; 23 road upgrading projects; 68 bridges construction/maintenance projects; 17 flood management services; four (4) access roads leading to tourism destinations; 12 water supply and rainwater collector construction/rehabilitation projects; 512 under various infrastructure and local infrastructure program; and one (1) national building program project.
“We will complete the remaining 156 on-going projects early this year while we strive for early procurement of projects under 2016 General Appropriations Act,” said Barroso.
“DPWH projects for Northern Mindanao this 2016 is valued at P31.1 Billion and we aim to implement these projects on time, hopefully surpassing last year’s turn-out,” added Barroso.
Barroso, one of the three (3) female regional directors of DPWH, has led the achievement of her office which was ranked as best performing regional office for two consecutive years already.