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VILLAR: Cagayan Valley to have a New Bridge Soon

Increased mobility within the Cagayan Valley Region is soon on its way as the new Pigalo Bridge is being constructed.

Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the 437 Million project will connect the rural communities in the province of Isabela.

“The project, together with the approaches, spans 450 linear meters across the Cagayan River which is comprised of 10 spans steel plate girders at 45.0m per span. It will have a carriageway width of 7.32m wherein both abutments and 9 piers rest on bored piles,” Villar said.

VILLAR: DPWH Ready for Mega Infrastructure Projects in Cebu

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said the agency is ready to implement several strategic major infrastructure projects in Cebu as part of President Duterte’s mandate to decongest major thoroughfares and implement an integrated seamless transport system.

“Among the big ticket projects to be implemented include the highly anticipated 74 kilometers Metro Cebu Expressway Project, which will reduce travel from Naga City to Danao City from three (3) hours to one (1) hour and 25 minutes,” Villar said.

VILLAR: NAIA Expressway Now Fully Open

Few minutes before Thursday (June 1, 2017) midnight, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the full opening of the NAIA Expressway, which will connect NAIA Terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Cavitex, Skyway, and Entertainment City.

“A total of 17 off and on ramps have been constructed along strategic locations at Villamor Airbase, Resorts World, NAIA Terminal 3, MIAA Road, Imelda Avenue, Cavitex, Seaside Drive and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard,” Villar said.

DPWH-4A, Batangas 3Rd DEO Gain ISO Certification

The Department of Public Works and Highways Region 4A and the Batangas Third District Engineering Office are now ISO 9001:2008-certified. In a ceremony held in June, Secretary Rogelio L, Singson handed over the certification of each office to DPWH 4A Regional Director Samson L. Hebra and Batangas Third District Engineering Office OIC-District Engineer Prescila R. Ramos the certification, along with 32 other offices that were recently certified.

DPWH RO-12 Meets ISO 9001:2008 Standards

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office 12 and its pilot District Engineering Office (DEO) – South Cotabato II DEO was awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification by the Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrars for their Quality Management System (QMS).

The granting of ISO certification to DPWH Regional Office 12 was part of the department's efforts to make the remaining all the DPWH Regional Offices ISO 9001:2008 certified.

DPWH Cadet Engineering Program Batch 3 Completes Training

A total of 44 young civil engineer - 22 from Luzon, 10 from Visayas, and 12 from Mindanao – have completed the six-month long intensive training under the third batch of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cadet Engineering Program (CEP). In photo with the young civil engineers during the program’s graduation ceremonies were DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson and First Pacific Leadership Academy (FLPA) General Manager together with Undersecretaries Raul C. Asis, Ardeliza R. Medenilla, Romeo S. Momo, and Emil K. Sadain, and Assistant Secretaries Gilberto S. Reyes, Eugenio R.