The Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office 2 and its District Engineering Offices were able to accomplish the construction, improvement and rehabilitation of a total of 73.65 kilometers of national, secondary, and tertiary roads under its 2020 Infrastructure Program.
Based on submitted report to Secretary Mark A. Villar by DPWH Regional Office 2 OIC Director Loreta M. Malaluan, the completed road projects with combined cost of P2.68 Billion are composed of 21.18 kilometers of national road, 19.87 kilometers of secondary road, and 32.60 kilometers of tertiary road.
Secretary Villar said that these new and improved roads are providing socio-economic impact in the Region by facilitating faster, safer, and easier access of locals to health, education, tourism, government, and social services.
Aside from road projects, DPWH Region 2 implemented the construction, improvement and rehabilitation of 425.4 lineal meters of bridges and a total of 40 flood-control structures which include dikes, seawalls, river control, revetment, river walls, and drainages mains.
Also undertaken in Cagayan Valley Region were 34.74 kilometers of tourism road improvement projects under Tourism Road Infrastructure Program amounting to P821.51 Million; 28.56 kilometers of Roads Leveraging Linkages of Industry and Trade (ROLL IT) amounting to P935.55 Million; 19.85 kilometers of farm-to-market roads amounting to P241.62 Million; 11 school building projects with 33 classrooms costing P94.86 Million, seven (7) disaster-related rehabilitation projects costing P28.96 Million; and four (4) Tatag ng Imprastruktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad (TIKAS) costing P54.27 Million.
Under 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA), DPWH Regional Office 2 received an allocation of P15.23 Billion for a total of 1,076 projects that are composed of 151 roads projects, 47 bridge projects, 80 flood-control projects, and 798 other infrastructures.
To date, 513 out of the 1,076 projects were accomplished, 531 are ongoing, and 32 will soon commence.