DPWH Bares 2017 Infra Plans for Zamboanga Peninsula

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Department of the Public Works and Highways (DPWH) eyes booming infrastructure development in Zamboanga Peninsula as it lays out more projects for 2017 in line with the current administration’s thrust to accelerate infrastructure spending.

The regional office is gearing up for a total number of 446 projects targeted to be undergone by 2017. Under the National Expenditure Program of the Department, a total of ₱16,598,174 billion will be allotted for 2017 to construct, upgrade, and rehabilitate national roads and bridges in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Projects on the construction, repair or maintenance of dikes, seawalls, river control, revetment, river walls, drainage mains, waterways, and other structures and facilities for flood control should also be prioritize to mitigate the catastrophic effects of flooding.

In partnership with other government agencies, the regional office will also undergo other infrastructure projects such as local roads, farm-to-market roads, bridges along local roads, water systems, school buildings, national building, multi-purpose buildings, and day care centers.

A robust economic growth is seen to thrive in the region with the implementation of numerous infrastructure projects of the DPWH which will be undertaken by its regional office, nine (9) District Engineering Offices (DEO), and Unified Project Management Office (UPMO).