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  09/22/16

NAIA EXPRESSWAY PHASE 2A OPENS TO MOTORISTS AT 12:01 AM

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar meant business when it announced that the first section of NAIA Expressway Project Phase 2 will be opened to the public on the first minute of September 22.

Driving a pick-up truck, Secretary Villar led the first batch of motorists to pass by the new elevated expressway which connected Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City to NAIA Terminals 1 and 2 in Paranaque City at exactly 12:01 AM.

“We made a commitment to open this segment today. We wanted to ensure it is fully functional the first minute of September 22,” Villar said.

“With all systems in place, the operational segment of NAIA Expressway will effectively improve traffic flow in the airport vicinity and will cut travel time by at least 60%”, he added.

Villar vowed completion of the last segment of the P20.45-billion expressway, which would connect NAIA Terminals 1, 2, and 3 to the South Luzon Expressway before Christmas season.

“DPWH would ensure 24/7 operation in the last segment of NAIA Expressway,” Villar said.

“The Duterte administration is conscious of delivering its promise. We will set deadlines and contractors would have to abide,” he added.

The NAIA Expressway Project is a four-lane, 12.65-kilometer elevated expressway (including ramps) and 2.22-kilometer at-grade road traversing Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Parañaque River, MIAA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.

When all phases are completed, the NAIA Expressway Project is expected to provide easy access to and from NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 and will interface with the South Luzon Expressway through Sales Interchange, Manila Cavite Toll Expressway and Macapagal Boulevard.

A total of 16 off and on ramps are being constructed along strategic locations at Villamor Airbase, Resorts World, NAIA Terminal 3, MIAA Road, Imelda Avenue, Cavitex, Seaside Drive and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.

 
 
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  09/20/16

VILLAR: NAIA EXPRESSWAY PHASE 2A TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 22

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Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the opening of the first section of phase 2 of the NAIA Expressway project this September 22.

The new elevated expressway will connect Macapagal Avenue and Pagcor Entertainment City in Pasay City to NAIA Terminals 1 and 2 in Parañaque City.

“This project would effectively improve traffic flow in the area and will cut travel time by at least 60%,” Villar said.

“We are determined to finish the second section which would connect NAIA Terminals 1, 2, and 3 to the South Luzon Expressway before Christmas season. We will maintain the 24/7 operations in this project,” he added,

The P20.45-billion NAIA Expressway Project is a four-lane, 12.65-kilometer elevated expressway (including ramps) and 2.22-kilometer at-grade road traversing Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Parañaque River, MIAA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.

When all phases are completed, the Naia Expressway Project is expected to provide easy access to and from NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 and will interface with the South Luzon Expressway through Sales Interchange, Manila Cavite Toll Expressway and Macapagal Boulevard.

A total of 16 off and on ramps are being constructed along strategic locations at Villamor Airbase, Resorts World, Naia Terminal 3, MIAA Road, Imelda Avenue, Cavitex, Seaside Drive and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.

 
 
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  09/19/16

DPWH COMPLETES URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEM PROJECT IN BUTUAN CITY

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An urban drainage system project costing P96.5 Million in Butuan City that is part of Agusan River Basin Flood Control Project has been completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

DPWH Region 13 Director Danilo E. Versola reported the completion of the urban drainage system project which involves 2.77 kilometers channel excavation, provision of slope protection with 2.05 kilometer maintenance road, and construction of reinforced concrete box culverts barrels.

The Agusan River is the third largest river basin in the country with the drainage area of 10.9 square kilometers that flows through several provinces in Mindanao before draining into Butuan Bay where it overflows during rainy seasons and affects the economic development of the area.

Butuan City on the other hand is the seat of government offices and the heart of commercial and industrial activities in Caraga region. Its major roads and airport also serve as the gateway in Northern Mindanao towards numerous tourist attractions in its neighbor provinces including Surigao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.

It is expected that the newly built urban drainage system will maximize the economic potential of Butuan City and its neighboring provinces as the city’s production of agricultural yields won’t be at risk of devastation during rainy season.

In early 2016, DPWH has completed the east bank levee, flood wall and west bank levee of Lower Agusan Development Project - Flood Control Component Stage 1 Phase 1 and 2 and the Adgaoan River Bank Protection in Barangay Panaganan and Poblacion La Paz, Agusan del Sur in the amount of P96.5 Million and P50.3 Million respectively.

Another project worth P91.4 Million which involves the completion of a flood control dike and construction of floodgate in Mantange Creek in Butuan City is expected to be completed within the year.

 
 
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  09/16/16

DRAINAGE PIPE TO BE INSTALLED ALONG ELLIPTICAL ROAD ON SEPTEMBER 20-25

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Reinforced concrete pipes with 36 inches diameter will be installed at night time on September 20, 2016 across the five (5) inner lanes of Elliptical Road in line with the drainage improvement works of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) at this major road in Quezon City.

DPWH National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) Director Melvin B. Navarro announced that cutting of concrete pavement at the existing inner lanes one (1) and two (2) and half lane three (3) of Elliptical Road fronting the Department of Agrarian Reform Office will start at 10 PM on September 20, 2016 and will end 5 AM the following day to minimize traffic inconvenience.

Cutting works at remaining concrete pavement of half lane three (3) and lanes four (4) and five (5) will continue on September 21 also from 10 PM to 5 AM.

Navarro has assured that necessary barricades and signages will be installed including the deployment of flagmen to help manage vehicular traffic.

Breaking, excavation, sand bedding, laying of reinforced concrete pipe culvert with a total length of 19 meters, collaring, backfilling, compaction, and installation of metal sheet plate will be done on September 22 involving lanes one (1), two (2), and half lane three (3) and will continue at half lane three (3) and lanes four (4) and five (5) on September 23 all during night time between 10 PM to 5 AM.

Navarro said that the placement of 25 millimeter thick metal sheet plate will facilitate vehicle access until the road is restored back to its original form.

Accelerating admixture will be used in the full road restoration work of the five (5) road lanes on Saturday evening, September 24 with a one (1) full Sunday, September 25 allotted for the curing period of newly poured portland cement concrete pavement before the affected lanes re-opens at 4AM on Monday, September 26, 2016.

 
 
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  09/16/16

DPWH REQUIRES FLOOD CONTROL AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION MASTER PLAN FOR VISMIN

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A comprehensive master plan that will address the issues relating to flooding and climate change in Visayas and Mindanao will be developed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

In a Memorandum issued by DPWH Senior Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut, in charge of Visayas and Mindanao Operations, DPWH Regional Directors and District Engineers in Visayas and Mindanao whose jurisdiction includes areas with major river basins and major rivers classified under the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) are expected to create a comprehensive plan for flood control and climate change mitigation interventions.

The proposed master plan will seek solutions to the overflowing of rivers during rainy days by following the River Basin approach in planning.

The master plan will also enable the Department to address flooding problem holistically and not in a palliative manner.

The DPWH Unified Project Management Office - Flood Control Management Cluster (UPMO-FCMC) will assist the concerned offices whenever necessary in the formulation of respective master plan.

The country has 18 major river basins with Cagayan River Basin as the largest one with the drainage area of 27,753 square kilometers. DPWH has recently started the improvement of Cagayan River Basin which is part of its P356 million flood-risk management projects.

 
 
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  09/09/16

LEYTE FARMERS GET P134M FLOOD CONTROL STRUCTURE FROM DPWH

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the rehabilitation of a mega flood-control structure that is seen to boost agricultural productivity of Leyte farmers especially during rainy season.

Agricultural lands, particularly those from Baybay City, are now protected against flood damages, with the completion of the P134 million rehabilitation and improvement of Dungcaan River Basin Flood Control Structure.

Flood-mitigating measures composed of dredging activities and reconstruction of concrete wall were implemented for prevention of flood waters from entering the southern sub-stream in Poblacion of Baybay.

Through the rehabilitation of Dungcaan River Basin, flooding will be mitigated and reduced in the area, hence, damages to fields, communities and infrastructure in the province during rainy days will be prevented.

In addition, DPWH has also completed two (2) flood-mitigation projects in Leyte namely: the P112 million rehabilitation of flood control structures along Daguitan-Marabong River in Barangay Caridad in the town of Julita and the P9 million Tabgas flood control structure along Tabgas River in the town of Albuera.

Leyte is surrounded by Camotes Sea and Leyte Gulf and usually visited by typhoons which make it more vulnerable to flood, affecting not only the agriculture industry but also the socio-economic activities and daily lives of its people. Agriculture is also one of the most important economic activities in the province.

 
 
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  09/09/16

DPWH TO BOOST CAPIZ’S TOURISM AND AGRICULTURAL GROWTH WITH NEW BRIDGE

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The tourism industry and agricultural productivity in Capiz are seen to improve with the construction of a new bridge in the province.

The 40-lineal meter Bayuyan Bridge was built by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to link several agri-tourism sites in President Roxas, Capiz. This will provide better access to people who wish to visit the province’s tourist destinations including the Hinulugan Falls in Pilar and Lintiknon Falls in President Roxas.

Constructed at a cost of P22 million, the 4-meter wide pre-stressed concrete girder type bridge, funded under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program-Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project, Phase III (CARP-ARISP III) of the Department of Agrarian Reform, aims to benefit agrarian reform communities in the area.

According to DPWH Capiz 1st District Engineer Sanny Boy Oropel, local residents can now transport their corn and sugarcane products easily and faster with the completion of Bayuyan Bridge.

Oropel added that the project is part of the constructed 2,746.48 lineal meters of road network in the barangays of Sto. Niño and Carmencita in Pres. Roxas, which provides access to identified industrial and tourism centers in the province.

With the completion of the road network, DPWH also expects to see urban development and higher market value of lands in the province.

The Department saved P3 million from the project as the approved budget for the contract was P25 million.

Other bridge projects completed by the DPWH in Capiz include the construction of Mianay Bridge along Iloilo-Capiz Road and the rehabilitation of Altavas Bridge along Sigma-Mambusao-Jamindan Road.

 
 
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  09/09/16

BAUANG BRIDGE ALONG MNR ONE LANE PASSABLE THIS WEEKEND

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The approach of Bauang Bridge 1 along Manila North Road, Bauang, La Union will undergo repair/concreting works starting 9 PM Friday, September 9, 2016.

The public and all motorists are hereby advised of the possible traffic congestion brought about by the repair which will render the bridge passable to only one (1) lane during this period.

DPWH in coordination with the Provincial Government of La Union and Municipality of Bauang has installed appropriate informative signs and barricades.

The repaired lane will be passable by Tuesday morning, September 13, 2016.

 
 
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  09/08/16

DPWH CREATES “IMAG”: INFRASTRUCTURE MONITORING ADVISORY GROUPS

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Every major or big ticket infrastructure project will now be monitored by an ad-hoc body to ensure its quality and timely implementation.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will create Infrastructure Monitoring Advisory Groups (IMAGs) that will enable participatory and transparent monitoring during construction stage of big ticket projects.

The group will be composed of DPWH Regional Director; DPWH District Engineer; local chief executives of local government unit where the project is located; project consultant; and project contractor. Representatives from the business group; utilities companies affected; religious groups; civil society organizations; media; Philippine National Police; LGU traffic management group; Armed Forces of the Philippines command officer; professional groups; and representatives of national government agencies concerned will also form part of the group.

DPWH IMAGs shall conduct regular forums to report progress of project implementation, along with problems encountered and shall come up with needed solutions. It shall also function as the source of advisories and logistics to facilitate implementation of projects, especially in dealing with informal settler families (ISFs) in road right-of-way concerns.

Engaging stakeholders for support and cooperation is DPWH’s way to guarantee project implementation’s strict compliance with standards and to ensure that projects will be serviceable as soon as possible.

From then on, the public can expect that the DPWH IMAGs will work on efficient implementation of major roads, bridges, and flood control projects all over the country.

 
 
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  09/03/16

DPWH: TPLEX NOW OPEN UP TO BINALONAN, PANGASINAN

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Tarlac City and Binalonan, Pangasinan is now connected in less than one (1) hour via the completed 67.9 kilometers Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) benefiting about 20,000 vehicles per day.

Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that TPLEX is now operational up to Binalonan following the recent soft-opening of the Urdaneta City-Binalonan segment.

“The Duterte administration is fast-tracking the construction of all projects to ensure that communities are livable, safe and accessible. The opening of this segment would cut travel time from Tarlac to Urdaneta by over 70% and would ensure easy access to many tourist destinations in Pangasinan,” Villar said.

“This is only one of the many infrastructure investments which we hope to put in place to increase competitiveness and ease of doing business outside of Metro Manila. By improving our road network, we hope to strengthen agricultural and rural enterprise productivity as well as urban and rural tourism,” he added.

The opening of the 4.92 kilometer Urdaneta Binalonan segment has reduced travel time from Tarlac City to Urdaneta from 2 hours and 30 minutes to about 40 minutes.

Progress of work for the construction of 7.53 kilometer Binalonan-Pozzurubio segment is at 61 percent and is expected to be completed by December 2016.

“We want the next segment completed in time for the Christmas season as this road would further reduce travel time to Baguio City and other areas of Northern Luzon and Cordillera”, said Villar.

“Procrastinating contractors have no place in this administration. The moment we delay our projects, we deny the Filipino people their right to demand prudent use of their tax money,” he added.

Villar said that by 2018, it is expected that the whole 88.85 kilometer stretch of TPLEX will be fully operational.

The 13.38 kilometer Pozorrubio, Pangasinan to Rosario, La Union segment will be completed by April 2018.

Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway is a P24.4 billion expressway project under Public Private Partnership, with Private Infra Dev Corp. (PIDC) as proponent. It is a 4-lane asphalt concrete pavement (ACP) road, complete with shoulder, drainage, bridge, and underpass components.

Upon completion, TPLEX is expected to benefit over 100,000 vehicles per day and will cut travel time to Gerona, Paniqui, Rosales, Urdanata, and Rosario.

 
 

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