The 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit on August 18, 2020 cost up to P23.96 million to fix the damage on national roads, bridges and other infrastructure in the Bicol Region.
On orders of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH post-earthquake assessment teams were deployed immediately on the ground to check the extent of damage of the strong earthquake that occur close to Masbate Island.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced the completion of the six (6)-storey Center for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Disease (CERID) at East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge which is a major component of the BGC-Ortigas Road Link Project is nearing its completion stage.
We are now at the stage of final pouring activities at the mid span to complete the 210-meter main superstructure that will connect across Pasig River the Lawton Avenue in Makati City and Sta. Monica Street in Pasig City, said Secretary Villar.
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.
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.
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.
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.