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DPWH utilizes Swiss technology to curb rock fall along Southern Leyte roads

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has kicked off a P27 million rock netting project to prevent rock fall along major thoroughfares in the town of San Ricardo, Southern Leyte.

The project, which will utilize Switzerland’s rock protection netting technology, will be installed at Sitio Bil-atan, Barangay Camang, San Ricardo town, where rock slides occur during rainy days.

DPWH utilizes Swiss technology to curb rock fall along Southern Leyte roads

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has kicked off a P27 million rock netting project to prevent rock fall along major thoroughfares in the town of San Ricardo, Southern Leyte.

The project, which will utilize Switzerland’s rock protection netting technology, will be installed at Sitio Bil-atan, Barangay Camang, San Ricardo town, where rock slides occur during rainy days.

DPWH to repair 11 roads in QC, Pasig & Caloocan this weekend

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will continue with road reblocking activities to improve surface quality and increase the efficiency of road transportation in Metro Manila.

Eleven (11) road sections located in Quezon City, Pasig City and Caloocan City will undergo replacement of damaged concrete pavement starting 11 P.M. Friday, September 15, 2017.

DPWH opens 2 Iloilo Projects

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) formally inaugurated on Saturday, August 26, 2017 two (2) infrastructure development projects in Iloilo City.

The infrastructure projects includes the completion of Esplanade 1 Extension and Nabitasan-San Rafael Bypass Road in the amount of P40.2 million and P134.9 million, respectively.

UPDATE: Full closure of Adriatico Bridge effective 7:30 pm Monday

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As of 7:30 pm on Monday, September 11, 2017, the Adriatico Bridge (reinforced box culvert) in Malate, Manila was once again closed to traffic due to new cracks on its deck slab.

The box culvert that was reopened earlier at 2:30 pm sustained cracks, originating from the 4-meter initial damage, according to DPWH-National Capital Region Director Melvin B. Navarro.

"To ensure public safety, we decided to close the bridge until we fix these cracks," added Director Navarro

DPWH reopens lane of collapsed Adriatico Bridge to light vehicles

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The damaged bridge (reinforced box culvert) along Adriatico Street between Quirino Avenue and Pablo Ocampo Street (old Vito Cruz) in Malate, Manila was reopened to light vehicles on Monday, September 11, 2017.

This was announced by DPWH National Capital Region Director Melvin B. Navarro, who cited that one (1) out of the four (4) lanes of the box culvert which collapsed on Friday, September 8, 2017 due to a parked overloaded garbage truck, is now safe for light vehicle use.

DPWH Reconstitutes National Building Code Review Committee

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has recently reconstituted the National Building Code Review Committee (NBCRC) to further strengthen the implementation of the National Building Code of the Philippines (NBCP) and its implementing rules and regulations (IRR).

The National Building Code, also known as Presidential Decree No. 1096, is a government policy covering technical requirements in constructing or renovating buildings and structures in the Philippines to secure the life, health, property and welfare of the Filipinos.

DPWH deploys equipment to declog Mindanao's Liguasan Marsh

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has dispatched two (2) new amphibious excavators (amphex) to dredge the silted and hyacinth-clogged Liguasan Marsh in Central Mindanao.

DPWH Region 12 OIC-Director Basir M. Ibrahim said Liguasan Marsh – a premier but critical wetland ecosystem along Rio Grande de Mindanao, second largest river in the Philippines, spanning the regions of Central Mindanao, the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and Southern Mindanao - needs declogging as volume of water hyacinths are blocking waterways.

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