construction of farm-to-market road in Brgy.
Calaghusan-Caltayan in La Paz, Leyte.
DPWH bids out 15
barangay road projects in Leyte
DPWH 2nd LED
June 26, 2019
CARIGARA, Leyte –
The Department of Public Works and Highways field office here will
kick off construction of 15 barangay road projects funded under the
General Appropriation Fund (GAA) of 2019.
President Rodrigo Duterte
signed the budget on April 15 with some vetoed items including the
P75 billion insertions applied by congressmen covering public works
According to Gerald
Pacanan, DPWH Leyte 2 head engineer, implementation of the 2019
projects was affected by the delayed approval of the annual budget.
“This is the reason why we
are urging contractors to strictly follow the contract duration of
each project to avoid further delays. We also instructed the project
engineers to closely supervise the ongoing works,” Pacanan said.
Contractors are strictly
required to start the project immediately after receiving the notice
Among these projects are
the road concreting at San Pablo village in Tabon-Tabon town;
Maricum and Capilla both in Pastrana; Pawa, Malabca, Hapunan, Libas
and San Esteban all in Burauen; Tabu village in Dulag town; Tarugan
in La Paz; Balante, Bongdo, and Calbasag in Julita, and Calipayan in
The pavement of Capilla
road in Pastrana is worth P2.97 million while the remaining 14 is
budgeted at P1.98 million each.
“Once completed, this
would eventually increase agricultural productivity and provide
better access to basic social services such as health centers and
educational facilities,” Pacanan said.
He added that the district
targets to bid out other 2019 projects before the month ends. This
includes some road projects, multipurpose halls, and covered courts.
Overall, the department is
task to implement 87 projects in Leyte 2 worth P1.57 billion funded
under the 2019 GAA.