Engineer David P. Adongay Jr., (wearing shades) inspects the
on-going road widening project along Biliran Circumferential
Road (BCR) - Burabod, Biliran Section on March 6, 2018.
Completion of this project will accommodate huge number of
vehicular users. It is target to be completed on May 1,
DEO’s 2017 projects posts 67.93% accomplishment
April 4, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
Engr. David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer of the Department of
Public Works and Highways Biliran District Engineering Office (DPWH-DEO)
said that the district will finish the on-going 2017 projects based
on their target schedules.
Biliran DEO posts 67.93%
accomplishment for 2017 projects with a negative slippage of 5.55%
as of March 31, 2018. This is already behind of the district’s
73.48% planned target accomplishment.
Adongay said that
contractors were ordered to speed-up the implementation of the
on-going 2017 projects for completion.
“Ginagawa talaga namin
ngayon, una, we are requiring the contractor to render overtime even
during night time. Pangalawa, to add their additional resources,
yung mga equipment nila,” said Adongay.
Adongay revealed that
delayed projects for 2017 implementation were those projects with an
allocation budget of P50M and above.
“Projects more than P50M
were delayed because the approval of the authority to bid and
implement just happened on the 1st quarter of year 2017,” he said.
As of March 31, 2018, out
of the 57 projects, 51 were completed while six are on-going.
Among the on-going
projects for year 2017 implementation are the P61M Rehabilitation of
Slope Protection along Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road (NCCR),
P54M Access Road Leading to Naval Port, P49M Rehabilitation of Slope
Protection along Biliran Circumferential Road (BCR), P172M Widening
along Biliran Circumferential Road (BCR) and another P125M Widening
along BCR on six road sections and P128M Rehabilitation of Maripipi
Aside from the late
approval to implement the projects, Adongay said that the
devastation of typhoon Urduja last December, 2017 is also one of the
main reasons for the delay of project implementation in the
“Naapektuhan tayo sa
pagtransport ng ating aggregates, kasi yung ating CarayCaray Bridge
hindi madadaanan ng Malaki (heavy vehicles), so they have to travel
to the alternate road which is 90 kms, malayo din yun,” he said.
The CarayCaray Bridge is
one of the main bridges of the province which was damaged by the
onslaught of typhoon Urduja. It is the only shorter access in going
in and out of Mainland Leyte.
According to Adongay,
remaining 2017 projects will be finished on May and June this year
except for the Maripipi Circumferential Road which is scheduled to
be completed on October, 2018 because of the difficulties in
transporting the equipment and materials to the island town.
“With the good weather,
hindi naman sana mangyari yung katulad sa Urduja, walang reason na
hindi namin matatapos lahat to’,” Adongay said.