Assistant Chief Maintenance Engr. Rogelio Bonoan, MPP Engr.
Ronalie Pelotos, and Road Inspector Engr. Edgar Cuenco at a
road section along Calbayog-Allen Road.
Samar I improves
road maintenance rating for 2018
MAE ANGELICA R. COMOTA
August 6, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The
Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First District
Engineering Office (SFDEO) obtains an 88.05% rating in its
compliance with the guidelines on the maintenance of national roads
and bridges for the first semester of 2018.
Engr. Edgar Cuenco from
the Department’s Bureau of Maintenance conducted the road rating
inspection and validation last February 2018, inspecting a total of
144.80 kilometers of paved road, divided into 101.2 kilometers of
asphalt roads and 43.6 kilometers of concrete road.
The 88.05% road rating,
which was released just this month, is higher than last year’s
overall rating of 87.4%.
“Public safety is the
primary priority in maintaining our roads and bridges. This
semester’s accomplishment is a testament to the continuous efforts
of our maintenance point persons and their teams who have tendered
services beyond the regular working hours just to ensure safe and
well-maintained roads for the travelling public,” said District
Engineer Alvin Ignacio.
Currently, SFDEO is
gearing up for the next semester’s road inspection and validation
and is looking forward to surpass this semester’s rating.