of DaangMaharlika (SM) (San Isidro-San Juanico Bridge),
Projects at 91.34%
MAE ANGELICA R. COMOTA
May 7, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The
Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First District
Engineering Office (DPWH-SFDEO) reports a 91.34% accomplishment on
its 2017 Regular Infrastructure Projects.
According to District
Monitoring Engr. Nena Dotado, as of April 30, 2018, 44 projects are
completed while 15 are still ongoing. Most of these ongoing projects
cost P50M and above and cover the improvement and widening of Daang
Maharlika and the upgrading of the District’s major bridges.
Setbacks in project
implementation include problems with Road Right-of-Way acquisition
and the arrival of Typhoons Urduja and Agaton during the latter part
of last year.
The District office has
put in place measures to reach its targets, citing proper
coordination between the District’s project engineers and the
contractors as the key to speeding up project implementation.
“I have already issued a
memorandum directing our project engineers to fast track the
remaining 2017 projects. We also now have a monthly coordination
meeting with contractors so that any issues and concerns regarding
project implementation can be quickly and easily resolved,” said
Construction Chief Engr. Carlos Rañola.
On top of the 2017
projects, SFDEO is also implementing 146 regular infrastructure
projects for 2018 and records a 4.11% accomplishment as of date of