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DPWH Fast-Tracks the Conduct of Geotechnical Survey for Final Design of Panguil Bay Bridge Project

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar said that detailed engineering design preparation is ongoing for the P7.375 Billion design and build of Panguil Bay Bridge included in the flagship infrastructure projects of the President Rodrigo Duterte administration.

Secretary Villar said that Panguil Bay Bridge is a realization of the promise to make Filipinos even more connected by building a mega bridge that will provide convenient inter-island travel in the archipelagic topography of Northern Mindanao.

2 flood-control projects along Salug Daku River in Mahayag, Zamboanga Del Sur completed

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed flood-mitigation projects that will prevent the overflow of Salug Daku River in the municipality of Mahayag, province of Zamboanga del Sur.

In his report to Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH Regional Office 9 Director Cayamombao D. Dia said that the projects include a 6-meter revetment spanning 487.6 meters and another 8.69 meters in height and 328 meters in length both in Barangay Poblacion.

Marawi Transcentral Road Project Makes Significant Progress

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has already doubled its work accomplishment for the Marawi Transcentral Road project in a span of 90 days since the relaxation of the quarantine measures.

Part of the DPWH flagship infrastructure projects in support to the government’s effort to rebuild roads damaged by armed-conflict in Marawi City, the urgent rehabilitation of Marawi Transcentral Road will pave the way for improved mobility, said Secretary Mark A. Villar.

DPWH Builds 120-Bed Isolation Facility in Iligan City

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced the completion of new quarantine facilites in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte that will help free up hospital beds for moderate, critical or severe COVID-19 cases.

Secretary Villar, government’s isolation czar for the coronavirus pandemic, said that three (3) multi-purpose buildings in Iligan City were converted into isolation facilities with 120-bed capacity by DPWH Lanao del Norte 2nd District Engineering Office in partnership with the city government.

DPWH to conduct Sto. Niño Bridge repair

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the southbound lane of Sto. Niño Bridge along Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Parañaque City will undergo rehabilitation works starting Thursday, August 27.

To minimize heavy traffic, a two-way zipper lane at the northbound lane of Sto. Niño Bridge will be set for motorists going north and south bounds.

According to DPWH National Capital Region Director Ador G. Canlas, the repair works which will be implemented by the Metro Manila Second District Engineering Office (MMDEO) aims to strengthen the old bridge.

DPWH to conduct Sto. Niño Bridge repair

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the southbound lane of Sto. Niño Bridge along Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Parañaque City will undergo rehabilitation works starting Thursday, August 27.

To minimize heavy traffic, a two-way zipper lane at the northbound lane of Sto. Niño Bridge will be set for motorists going north and south bounds.

According to DPWH National Capital Region Director Ador G. Canlas, the repair works which will be implemented by the Metro Manila Second District Engineering Office (MMDEO) aims to strengthen the old bridge.

DPWH Turned Carmona Evacuation Center into Quarantine Hub in Cavite

An evacuation center at Brgy Lantic, Carmona, Cavite built by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the local government unit of Carmona is now being readied as temporary facilities for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients.

Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the transformation of Carmona Evacuation Center into makeshift hospital with 151 bed cubicles including provision of laundry area, nursing station, and X ray room in accordance with the recommendations of the Department of Health is target for completion and turn over by September 4, 2020.

DPWH turns over new dorms at QMC for Healthcare Workers

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) turned-over on Thursday, August 20, 2020 to the local government of Quezon City two (2) additional cluster dormitories inside Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) as temporary staying place of medical personnel.

Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the accommodation facilities set-up by DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of National and Local Health Facilities will ensure safety and efficiency in the delivery of services of our healthcare workers.

Asphalt Siargao road project nearly done

A 2.045-kilometer asphalt overlay project in Siargao Island aimed at improving the main access to the famous Cloud 9 along Dapa-General Luna road in Barangay Osmeña, Dapa, Siargao Island is nearly done, the Department of Public Works and Highways Surigao del Norte 1st District Engineering Office reported.

This Php 59.268-million project already has an accomplishment of 89.42% and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2020 despite health restrictions due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Heavy Rain Renders Cotabato Road One-Lane Passable

The motoring public in Central Mindanao is advised that the approach road to Diwatex Bridge along Paco-Roxas-Arakan Valley Road in Barangay Salasang, Arakan, Cotabato is temporarily one (1) lane passable due to scoured embankment materials with settlement due to heavy rain.

According to a report submitted to the Department of Public Works and Highways - Bureau of Maintenance (DPWH-BOM) by DPWH Regional Office 12, the temporary lane closure was implemented after a 20-meter portion of the road at K1684+912 - K1684+932 Salasang Section collapsed.

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