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DPWH Expands Healthcare Infrastructure During this National Emergency

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) continues to expand healthcare infrastructure by extending technical guidance to expedite the construction of additional hospital facilities in Metro Manila for COVID-19 patients.

Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Healthcare Facilities has strengthen its partnership with the National Task Force COVID-19 and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) in carrying out assessment of hospital projects.

CY 2020 project completed

The Department of Public Works and Highways 9 has completed the Upgrading (Gravel to Concrete) of Barangay Lawigan Road connecting Barangays Gabo and Lawigan of Municipality of Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.

The P10M concreting project comprises of 412.50 meters length. It provides better access to existing 380 hectares of farmland in the 2 barangays which produce various agricultural products such as cacao, coconut, coffee and rubber.

P32.6M project midway complete

The widening of permanent bridge along Lanao-Pagadian-Zamboanga City Road which started last February 27, 2020 is now 54.18% completed.

The 32.84 lineal meters parallel bridge will improve better access to and from the adjacent provinces and nearby provinces as well.

The P32.6M project is implemented by Zamboanga Sibugay 1st District Engineering Office and expected to be completed by March 2021.

P50M road widening completed

The Zamboanga del Sur 1st District Engineering Office completed the road widening project in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.

The project with additional 1 lane each side includes drainage works and road slope protection. The 1.9 kilometers road widening project reduced travel time of 15 minutes and will benefit more or less 1,200 travelers per day.

3 Basilan projects soon to be completed

The Isabel City District Engineering Office is now implementing 3 Road Widening Projects in different municipalities in Basilan Province.

The 2 projects including drainage works along Basilan Circumferential Road has a total length of 5.7 kilometers. Basilan Circumferential Road connects cities and municipalities in the province with a reduced travel time and better road surface.

P185M flood control projects completed

The Department of Public Works and Highways completed a total of 5 Flood Control Projects with a total appropriation of P185Million.

Comprised of a total of 1,202.40 lineal meters, 4 projects were implemented in the Municipality of Polanco and 1 in Dapitan City all in Zamboanga del Norte.

These projects are essential to protect the lives and damage to properties and implemented by Zamboanga del Norte 3rd District Engineering Office.

Sulu multi-purpose building completed

The residents of Talipao, Sulu will now benefit from the construction of the Multi-Purpose Building in Barangay Bilaan which has a funding allocation of P10Million.

Bilaan is a barangay in the Municipality of Talipao, Sulu with a population of 3,730. (2015 census). This represented 4.65% of the total population of Talipao, a 1st class Municipality in the Province of Sulu.

The project implemented through Memorandum of Agreement between Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office and Local Government Unit in Talipao, Sulu.

DPWH Issues Advisory on Closure at MNR - San Fernando City, La Union

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the DPWH Regional Office 1 will be closing this weekend section of Manila North Road (MNR) in San Fernando City, La Union due to road upgrading works.

Based on a report submitted to Secretary Villar, the DPWH Regional Office 1 (DPWH Region 1) will closed section of Manila North Road (MNR) in front of the ongoing Robinsons Place mall in San Fernando City on Saturday August 8 at 9PM until Monday, August 10 at 9AM.

DPWH fast-tracks additional COVID-19 wards, ICU at East Avenue Medical Center

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the ongoing construction of additional wards and ICU at the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City is now being hastened for immediate completion.

"In a meeting, together with our team and its counterpart at the Department of Health (DOH) and the building contractor, I was assured that a system is in place to complete the EAMC facilities the soonest," said Secretary Villar.

"These facilities will be able to accommodate additional 250 patients," added Secretary Villar.

VILLAR: DPWH targets 23 new COVID-19 facilities in NCR in August

A total of 23 additional COVID-19 quarantine facilities in Metro Manila are now under construction and being fast-tracked for completion before the end of August 2020.

This was disclosed by Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar on Monday citing the urgency of the projects as the Department of Health recently announced that COVID-19 hospital bed occupancy in the National Capital Region (NCR) has reached 'danger zone' or more than 70 percent occupancy.