The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office 11 sees more project completion in 2022 as compared to previous years, as the entire Davao Region embraces a more relaxed COVID-19 approach.
In his report to Secretary Roger G. Mercado, DPWH Region XI Director Rey Peter B. Gille reported that of the 1,507 projects in the region for 2021, 904 have already been completed, 431 are still on-going, and 172 are yet to begin construction.
Road accomplishments in the region which involves the construction of 1,294 lineal meters of drainage, 211,911 square meters of off-carriageway improvement, 55,334 square meters of road protection structure, and 223 lane kilometers of asphalt overlaid, were constructed with an allocated budget amounting to P3.7-billion.
DPWH also completed the construction of the Tagum Flyover Project Mindanao’s longest flyover at 1.035 kilometers in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
“Road developments are vital in improving the province’s economy as it supports local traders and enterprises through improved logistical operations and efficient delivery of agricultural products and services,” said Director Gille.
Within the year 2021, DPWH also completed the construction, retrofitting, maintenance, and rehabilitation of 66 tourism roads, 36 access roads under Roads Leveraging Linkages for Industry and Trade (ROLL-IT) Infrastructure Program, 46 bridges, 66 flood control projects, 35 farm-to-market roads, 9 various infrastructure under Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad (TIKAS) Program, 3 access roads leading to seaports and airports, 8 school buildings, 4 rainwater collectors, 9 projects using the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC), and 1 building completed under trust fund.
“We vow to continue building roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure projects that will contribute to creating productive communities and elevate the overall socio-economic status of not just Davao Region, but all developing cities in Mindanao,” said Secretary Mercado.