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DPWH Conducts Monthly Performance Review, Pushes With Nationwide Infrastructure Development

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado on Friday, December 10, 2021 urged DPWH officials to set action priorities not only in major growth areas but also in the depressed and isolated areas.

“The DPWH must continue the program in connecting the dots between progressive cities and provinces with areas that are not yet able to reap the benefits of commerce, business and trade”, said Secretary Mercado during the Unified Directors Meeting hosted by DPWH Regional Office XI in Davao City.

Construction of Strategic Tunnel Project in Davao City Moves

One year into the 37-month schedule, the on-going 10.7 kilometer Contract Package (CP) 1-1 of the Davao City Bypass Road Construction Project is heating up making significant progress.

In his report to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Roger G. Mercado, Undersecretary and Build, Build, Build (BBB) Chief Implementer Emil K. Sadain said that recent project site visit showed a workable area of about eight (8) kilometers including the tunnel segment.

The tunnel is an important construction component of the 45.5 kilometer Davao City Bypass Road Project.

Construction of Strategic Tunnel Project in Davao City Moves

One year into the 37-month schedule, the on-going 10.7 kilometer Contract Package (CP) 1-1 of the Davao City Bypass Road Construction Project is heating up making significant progress.

In his report to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Roger G. Mercado, Undersecretary and Build, Build, Build (BBB) Chief Implementer Emil K. Sadain said that recent project site visit showed a workable area of about eight (8) kilometers including the tunnel segment.

The tunnel is an important construction component of the 45.5 kilometer Davao City Bypass Road Project.

Eastern Visayas to Catch Up in Infra Development

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is preparing some crucial plans and targets for the next two (2) to five (5) years to develop new road network in Eastern Visayas Region.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado said that he has tapped the Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations headed by Undersecretary and Build Build Build Chief Implementer Emil K. Sadain to assist Regional Office 8 in preparing the construction of stronger regional road network.

Eastern Visayas to Catch Up in Infra Development

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is preparing some crucial plans and targets for the next two (2) to five (5) years to develop new road network in Eastern Visayas Region.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado said that he has tapped the Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations headed by Undersecretary and Build Build Build Chief Implementer Emil K. Sadain to assist Regional Office 8 in preparing the construction of stronger regional road network.

DPWH, Contractors Talk Issues in Project Implementation

To cap the year 2021, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) held a dialogue meeting with the group of contractors to come up with viable solution to concerns that may impede construction developments.

DPWH Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado and the Philippine Constructors Association Inc. (PCA) headed by its President, Mr. Wilfredo L. Decena sat down together on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 as the DPWH Chief wanted to deal with factors causing project delays and to discover ways in resolving those constraints in project implementation.

DPWH to Launch ‘AYUDA’ Employment Program for Workers Displaced by Pandemic

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to launch on December 7, 2021 a new program that will provide assistance to individuals who lost their employment due to Covid-19 pandemic.

DPWH Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado announced the new DPWH initiative dubbed as Assistance to Youth and Unemployed for Development and Advancement or AYUDA Program aims to address the alarming unemployment rate in the country.

More than a year of Covid-19 led to the closing of many industries and businesses, which rendered many Filipinos jobless.

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