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Villar: NCR Isolation Facilities at 64.48% Occupancy

Public Works and Highways Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark A. Villar on Sunday, March 28, 2021 announced that there are enough COVID-19 isolation beds nationwide, although occupancy of beds in quarantine facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR) is now at 64.48% percent with the increasing COVID-19 cases in the region.

“To date, only 19,877 beds from our 131,517 total available isolation beds of existing Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMF) nationwide are utilized,” said Secretary Villar.

Villar: NCR Isolation Facilities at 64.48% Occupancy

Public Works and Highways Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark A. Villar on Sunday, March 28, 2021 announced that there are enough COVID-19 isolation beds nationwide, although occupancy of beds in quarantine facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR) is now at 64.48% percent with the increasing COVID-19 cases in the region.

“To date, only 19,877 beds from our 131,517 total available isolation beds of existing Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMF) nationwide are utilized,” said Secretary Villar.

Villar: Skyway Extension Soon to Improve South and North Connection

The on-going extension of Skyway from main line toll plaza in Sucat, Parañaque farther down South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Susana Heights near the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway will facilitate faster trips to and from Southern Luzon to Metro Manila, Central and Northern Luzon.

Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar expressed optimism that despite the NCR Plus was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine, the construction of 3.9-kilometer Sucat-Alabang Skyway Extension Project can be completed soon to provide convenient travel to motorists.

DPWH Farm-to-Market Road Improves Mobility in Zamboanga Sibugay

Farmers and residents of Barangay Bulawan, in Payao Town, Zamboanga Sibugay now have better mobility and access to basic social services with the completion of the farm-to-market road (FMR) project implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Citing a report from DPWH Region 9 Director Cayamombao D. Dia, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the road rehabilitation project includes the concreting of once dusty and bumpy one (1) lane road with a length of 1.781 kilometer into a two (2) lane concrete paved carriageway.

DPWH Farm-to-Market Road Improves Mobility in Zamboanga Sibugay

Farmers and residents of Barangay Bulawan, in Payao Town, Zamboanga Sibugay now have better mobility and access to basic social services with the completion of the farm-to-market road (FMR) project implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Citing a report from DPWH Region 9 Director Cayamombao D. Dia, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the road rehabilitation project includes the concreting of once dusty and bumpy one (1) lane road with a length of 1.781 kilometer into a two (2) lane concrete paved carriageway.

Damaged Steel Grating along Quezon Boulevard Repaired

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) once again responded to a report from a concerned citizen this time concerning a damaged steel plate at the steel grating that has caused an accident along Quezon Boulevard Underpass going to Quiapo, Manila.

Coursed through the DPWH Facebook Page, the report disclosed that the steel plate damaged and displaced by heavy trucks passing along the underpass resulted to a motorcycle falling on a road hole.

Through prompt coordination, the DPWH was able to repair the steel plate by welding it back to its original position.

Damaged Steel Grating along Quezon Boulevard Repaired

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) once again responded to a report from a concerned citizen this time concerning a damaged steel plate at the steel grating that has caused an accident along Quezon Boulevard Underpass going to Quiapo, Manila.

Coursed through the DPWH Facebook Page, the report disclosed that the steel plate damaged and displaced by heavy trucks passing along the underpass resulted to a motorcycle falling on a road hole.

Through prompt coordination, the DPWH was able to repair the steel plate by welding it back to its original position.

New farm to market road aids residents in Concepcion, Tarlac

Residents, especially farmers, no longer have to endure unpaved and muddy roads especially during the rainy season with the completion of a concrete road project in Concepcion, Tarlac.

Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the DPWH Tarlac Second District Engineering Office has completed the 1.2-kilometer road that now connects Barangays San Isidro and Sitio Kabayung Sarul.

Prior to the construction of the P14.8-million project, residents have no choice but to walk every day or ride carabao-driven carriages as motorized vehicles can’t pass through.

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