The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office 10 facilitated in 2021 the completion of 772 infrastructure projects that are aiding the people of Northern Mindanao in these times of COVID-19 Pandemic.
In a report to DPWH Secretary Roger G. Mercado and Senior Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut, DPWH Region 10 Director Zenaida T. Tan said that the Northern Mindanao Regional Office and its 12 District Engineering Offices managed to finish the construction, maintenance, improvement, and widening of 255.6 kilometers of national roads costing ₱8.93 Billion as well as 16.79 kilometers of national bridges costing ₱1.91 Billion, and construction of 18 flood control projects costing ₱712.33 Million.
Also completed are a total of 607 local projects costing ₱2.81 Billion including 85 local road projects, 49 water supply systems, six (6) Philippine National Police (PNP) buildings, 435 multi-purpose buildings, 14 tourism road projects, and nine (9) roads to Trades, Industries, and Economic Zones.
“We laud the accomplished projects delivered by DPWH Regional Office 10 amid the pandemic. These infrastructure projects allow Northern Mindanao to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic,” said Secretary Mercado.
According to Senior Undersecretary Yabut, some of the remarkable projects accomplished by DPWH Region 10 are the Cagayan de Oro Civic Convention Center that is designed to hold various events and will generate jobs for the locals; the Puntian-Arakan Bypass Road that will link Regions 10, 11, and 12; and the Layawan Flood Control Structure that saves communities from the hazards of floods.
“For the remaining months under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration, we aim to accomplish more high-impact projects to focus on more inclusive economic growth,” added Secretary Mercado.