The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will develop an updated master plan with expanded coverage for the construction of new road network throughout the Philippines.
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.
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.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has lined up three (3) major by-pass road projects that will decongest traffic along national highways in the northern and central parts of Iloilo Province.
The by-pass roads costing a total of P394 million will be constructed in Passi City, and the towns of Zaraga, and Barotac Nuevo.
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.