Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar, together with the members of the DPWH Sub-Committee on Accessibility on Built-Environment and Transportation (SCABET) met with the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Governing Board on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The SCABET holds quarterly meeting to discuss policies and programs relative to accessibility aimed at the creation of a non-handicapping environment for people with disabilities in the country.
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The Department of Public Works and Highways have deployed service vehicles to transport returning residents of Marawi City driven out for more than five months by the fierce fighting between terrorist forces and the government troops.
Following the mandate of President Rodrigo Duterte to increase transparency and eliminate corruption, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar is instituting reforms in the department which includes the national use of a new monitoring system with a built-in geotagging feature.
Assistant Regional Director Virgilio C. Eduarte of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VIII formally took her oath of office as full-pledged Assistant Regional Director before DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar.
After six presidents, Department of Secretary Mark Villar announced that the road traversing the old Smokey Mountain area congested by informal settlers will soon turn into a high capacity highway helping offset the usual heavy volume of vehicles in major highways like EDSA and C5.
“Filipinos will soon have access to an improved and widened Radial Road 10 or R-10 which they may opt to use as alternate route to EDSA via Bonifacio Drive and Roxas Boulevard in travelling from north to south and vice versa,” Villar said.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar checks the plan at the Times Beach Section for the P34.5-B Davao City Coastal Road scheduled to be implemented in 2017. With Secretary Villar are Senior Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut (2nd from left), Regional Director Allan S. Borromeo (1st from right), Region XI Planning and Design Division Chief Teofila U. Tan and Construction Division Chief Elias P. Bermejo.
DPWH Regional Office X hosted the training course on Flood Control Planning and Design with Project Impact Analysis (PIA) last November 14-18.
Participants include Civil Engineers from the Regional Office and from the District Offices under the Planning and Design Division and some invited engineers from DPWH Regional Office XI.
The City of Golden Friendship, Cagayan de Oro, is one of the choices for ASEAN Summit other than Davao City this upcoming February 2017 – the third time that PH will host the event following 1987 and 2007.
DPWH Regional Office X is now undergoing rigorous preparations for the milestone event.
Two District Engineering Offices (DEOs) – Misamis Oriental 2nd DEO and Cagayan de Oro 1st DEO were already instructed to ensure the stability, cleanliness and safety of roads for the ASEAN delegates.