DPWH kicks off
construction of 2019 infra projects in Leyte 2
DPWH 2nd LED
June 27, 2019
CARIGARA, Leyte –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte second
district engineering district has already started construction of
the various infrastructure projects under the 2019 General
Appropriations Act (GAA).
According to Gerald
Pacanan, DPWH Leyte II District Engineer, implementation of the 2019
projects was delayed due to late approval of the annual budget.
President Rodrigo Duterte
signed the national budget on April 15 with some vetoed items
including the P75 billion insertions applied by congressmen covering
public works projects.
For this fiscal year,
Leyte 2 is tasked to implement 87 projects worth P1.57 billion
covering road and bridge improvement projects and construction of
other government facilities. Of which 21 of these projects are
already ongoing which include 2 major road rehabilitation, 4 bridge
widening, and 15 barangay road projects.
“We strictly require
contractors to immediately start the project upon receiving the
notice to proceed. This is because we want to avoid further delays
and for them also to finish the project within its time duration,”
Meanwhile, among the high
impact projects that the department will implement are the P50
million, P73.5M, and P89.8M road rehabilitation projects along
Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-La paz road, P92.8M Ibawon bridge in La Paz
town, P100M road pavement project along Burauen-Mahagnao road,
P93.9M road improvement works along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road and
also along this road network is the implementation P179M road