Tuesday, 06 December 2011 12:18
The Department of Public Works and Highways IX has implemented 320 infrastructure projects amounting to P3.2 billion as of third quarter this year, remaining as top project implementer among all DPWH Regional Offices nationwide.
Chief of Monitoring Section Engr. Leddie A. Estanislao said as of September 30, Region IX has maintained its grasp of the top spot on project implementation nationwide for CY 2011-2009 Current Year and Carry-Over Projects with 69.41 percent accomplishment rate. He said there are still 54 other ongoing projects and 16 more in pre-construction stage.
For this year alone, the department has completed 32 major projects, six of which, cost P20 million each. These are the Sindangan-Liloy Road, Dipolog-Oroquieta National Road, Liloy-Ipil Road, Phases 4 and 5 of the Jose Rizal Memorial State University Multi-Purpose Building in Dapitan City, all in Zamboanga del Norte Province, and the Lanao-Pagadian-Zamboanga City Road, Imelda Section in Zamboanga Sibugay Province.
Thirty six projects are still ongoing, and seven in pre-construction stages.
DPWH 9 Regional Director Jorge Sebastian, Jr. credited his office’s success to all employees who have worked hard to serve the public.
“This accomplishment is a result of the collective efforts of the men and women of DPWH 9 focusing in the department’s mission and vision, in coordination with the national and local officials and leaders in various communities,” Sebastian said.
He added that they are complying with Secretary Rogelio Singson’s advocacy of 3-R Policy (Right Project, Right Cost and Right Quality), in pursuit of good governance as part of President Benigno Aquino III’s “Matuwid na Daan” slogan.
Meanwhile, as part of next year’s project, DPWH has already endorsed the proposed P310 million by-pass road project in the city for initial funding.
The project will cut across the city’s highlands to connect the eastern and western coasts directly linking the city’s industrial and commercial centers. It is also seen to solve perennial traffic problem in the city as it will help open alternative routes for motorists.
Furthermore, the project is expected to boost socio-economic activities in the region, and the whole of Mindanao.
As for the remaining unfinished projects this year, DPWH vowed to fast track its completion before the year ends.
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