DPWH Bicol Gets Additional Equipment for Calamity Response

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office in Bicol has received new heavy equipment to intensify its disaster response operations.
A 16-meter reach amphibious excavator and three (3) units of 10-cubic meter capacity dump trucks were recently turned-over in Bicol by the DPWH Bureau of Equipment (BOE).
Last June, two (2) units wheeled excavators, one (1) amphibious excavator, one (1) tractor head with low bed trailer, one (1) truck mounted crane, and three (3) service pick-ups were also delivered.
“These units form part of the P126 million worth of equipment allotted for this region as quick response to calamities and other disaster risk reduction activities,” said DPWH Regional Director Virgilio C. Eduarte.
Additionally, the newly-constructed Equipment Management Division/Albay 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) Guard House was inaugurated to serve as a station for security enforcers responsible in conducting round-the-clock surveillance for security of government assets.