By MAE ANGELICA R. COMOTA
February 26, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First District Engineering Office will implement 146 regular infrastructure projects worth P5.4 billion for 2018. This year’s allocation is significantly higher to last year’s 59 projects worth P2.8 billion.
The seventy-five (75) projects under Batch 1 and seventy-one (71) projects under Batch 2 will focus on the rehabilitation/ reconstruction of slips, slope collapse, and landslide along Daang Maharlika and Calbayog-Catarman Road, widening of major bridges, construction/ rehabilitation of flood control structures, construction of multi-purpose buildings as well as the construction/ rehabilitation of new and existing secondary roads within the District.
Among the district’s big-ticket projects is the construction of the Calbayog Coastal Diversion Road costing P300 million which already started breaking ground last February 24, 2018.
“The increased budget also means that a higher responsibility is conferred to Samar I in maintaining project quality. The office will ensure that such quality is not compromised through close project monitoring and improved relations with our contractors,” said District Engineer Alvin Ignacio.