The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Western Visayas Region implemented a total of P8.79-billion worth of infrastructure projects in 2013.
DPWH Region 6 Assistant Director Lea Delfinado reported that 1,014 project of the total 1,463 projects implemented in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces were completed by the end of CY 2013.
Delfinado added that there are 403 ongoing projects that are expected to be done within the first half of 2014, while the remaining 46 projects will undergo bidding this year.
Negros Occidental had the biggest funded projects at P1.92 billion, including P1.704-billion funding for 397 projects in various localities in the province and P213.714-million worth of projects in the provincial capital city, Bacolod.
The province of Iloilo had the second biggest share of implemented projects at P1.55 billion, including 333 projects in provincial areas worth P1.215 billion and 33 projects in Iloilo City worth P335.67 million.
The DPWH-6 also implemented 99 projects worth P501.83 million in Capiz, 107 projects worth P380.05 million in Aklan, 151 projects worth P282.164 million in Antique, and 27 projects worth of P198.64 million in Guimaras.
DPWH Region 6 also implemented 63 projects worth P3.97 billion under appropriation of other national government agencies. These include farm-to-market road projects funded by the Department of Agriculture (DA-6) and school building projects funded by the Department of Education (DepEd-6).