By 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,” Pacanan said.
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 widening projects.