The newly constructed Kalibo Bridge 2 in Aklan province was opened by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) represented by its Assistant Regional Director, Engr. Jose Al V. Fruto last January 10, just in time for the celebration of the Kalibo “Ati-atihan” Festival, which is considered as the mother of Philippine festivals.
The inauguration was graced by Aklan Governor Florencio T. Miraflores and Aklan Lone District Congressman Carlito Marquez.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office VI is currently undertaking the construction of a new maritime facility (Maritime Center) along Muelle Loney Street, here.
A ground breaking for the said project was held last January 6, which was attended by Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, DPWH 6 Assistant Regional Director Jose Al V. Fruto, Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) 6 Regional Director Mary Ann Z. Arcilla and other dignitaries.
An amount of P100-Million was allocated by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office VI for the rehabilitation of drainage systems here.
According to Assistant Regional Director Jose Al V. Fruto, the said amount is utilized to jumpstart the project, which rightfully commences in the city proper area, specifically along Gen. Luna, Jalandoni and J. M. Basa streets and other city streets.
The thrust of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to prioritize service to the public and the mandate of Department of Public Works and Highways to provide quality infrastructure facilities to improve the life of every Filipino have been the guiding force that has driven DPWH Region IX in accomplishing its goals and objectives for CY 2016.
With a total allocation of P18.51 Billion under the 2016 Infrastructure Program, DPWH Region IX implemented a total of 703 projects - of which 280 were completed, 420 are on-going and 3 are in the pre-construction stage.
The Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office 2 (DPWH-2) met with the local government officials to discuss the proposed bridge projects in Cagayan province.
Assistant Regional Director Alexander Nola and Construction Division Chief Jose Tabias conducted the initial stage for the proposed Cagayan Bridge projects by laying out the construction plans to Governor Manuel Mamba.
It was agreed that the feasibility studies on the Camalaniugan-Aparri Bridge, Anquiray-Abolo Bridge, and Sto. Niño-Lasam Bridge will start this year.
According to Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, the Tacloban By-Pass Road along Daang Maharlika Highway will be completed April 2017.
“The Tacloban City By-Pass Road, which will start at Brgy. Tigbao in Tacloban City and end at Brgy. Caibaan, was constructed to decongest traffic along Daang Maharlika Highway, which has a total annual average daily traffic of 11,393,” Villar said.
“The project will ease traffic congestion of the city proper and will provide an alternate route traversing Barangays Abucay, Apitong and Caibaan,” he said.
The Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office 2 (DPWH-2) has accomplished a total of 200 school building projects in Cagayan Valley under the 2016 Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF) of the Department of Education (DepEd). The newly constructed school buildings worth ₱1.52 billion aim to address the lack of school facilities in the region following the full implementation of the K-12 program.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the widening of the Bangag-Magapit road in Allacapan, Cagayan.
Undertaken by Regional Office 2, the road widening project includes the pavement of 2.53 kilometers of concrete shoulder with a width of 6.70 meters and thickness of 0.3 meters to both lanes of the road stretch.
Drainage system was also built along the road section to mitigate flooding during rainy season.
The construction of the ₱69.3-million project started in February and was completed in December 2016.
The Regional Office 2 of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) boasted 100% accomplishment on all its road projects in the province of Quirino for 2016.
The roads upgraded include the Victoria – Maddela – Alicia -Kasibu Boundary road; the NRJ Villa Sur - San Pedro - Cabua-an – Ysmael - Disimungal road, both in the municipality of Maddela; and the road sections connecting Junction Abbag - Guingin Boundary Road in the municipality of Nagtipunan.
Guardrails and chevron signs were installed to prevent vehicles from accidents.