The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now holding the procurement stage for five (5) Region 9 road and bridge projects under Improving Growth Corridors for Mindanao Road Sector Project (IGCMRSP).
In his report to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations and Technical Services Emil K. Sadain said that the construction of Gutalac-Baliguian Alternative Road and R.T. Lim-Siocon Road in Zamboanga del Norte; Curuan-Sibuco Road in Zamboanga City and Zamboanga del Norte; and the Siay-Gapol Road and Guicam Bridge in Zamboanga Sibugay were advertised for public bidding of qualified contractors last January 23, 2020.
“We’re inviting willing civil works contractors to join our procurement round for these five (5) core sub-projects under the Asian Development-funded IGCMRSP. Bidding process will be undertaken within the first quarter of 2020 as pre-bid conference is scheduled February 26 and bidding submission is on March 17, 2020,” noted Undersecretary Sadain.
Gutalac-Baliguian Alternative Road Project involves the construction of 7.18 kilometers of concrete road with seven (7) bridges; R.T. Lim-Siocon Road Project covers paving of 24.52 kilometers of road with seven (7) bridges; Curuan-Sibuco Road Project is a 33.03-kilometer road with two (2) bridges; Siay-Gapol Road Project covers 18.93 kilometers of road and three (3) bridges; while Guicam Bridges Project spans 540.80 meters with 667.20 bridge approach linking Lutiman, Zamboanga Sibugay and Olutanga Port.
IGCMRSP which started civil works last year aims to improve transport network and achieve inclusive economic development in Mindanao.
To date, three (3) core projects of the IDCMRSP are already under construction namely: Alicia-Malangas Road and Lutiman-Guicam-Olutanga Road in Zamboanga Sibugay; and the Tampilisan-Sandayong Road in Zamboanga del Norte.
Three (3) Tawi-Tawi bridge projects under IGCMRSP core sub-projects are also targeted for procurement by the second quarter of 2020. These include the Nalil-Sikkiat Bridge, Tongsinah-Paniongan Bridge, Malassa-Lupa Pula Bridge.