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Leyte II starts bid for 2019 infra projects

November 27, 2018

CARIGARA, Leyte – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second District Engineering Office starts bid for the infrastructure projects for 2019.

An amount of P1.463 billion has been allocated for a total of 54 projects that will be funded under the General Appropriations Acts (GAA) of 2019.

District Engineer Carlos Veloso said that with the implementation of the new cash-based budgeting system next year, the district must prepare projects ahead of time to hasten implementation.

Veloso added that as of November this year, an amount of P246.8 million for a total of 17 projects was already bid out.

Among the projects bid out are the construction of multi-purpose buildings in Brgy. Kalinawan, Jaro, Leyte, Brgy. Yapad, Pastrana, Leyte and Brgy. Mabini, Mayorga, Leyte; construction of flood mitigation and drainage system along Balud Seawall in Capoocan, Leyte, Poblacion Zone 2 Seawall in Capoocan, Leyte and Daguitan-Marabong River in Brgy. Batug, Dulag, Leyte; construction of concrete road in Brgy. San Vicente, Tunga, Leyte and widening Primary Roads Daang Maharlika.

Also bid out are the rehabilitation of damaged paved road along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road, tertiary roads along Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-La Paz Road, Sta. Fe-Pastrana-Dagami Road, Dulag-Julita-Burauen Road, Tanauan-Dagami Road and Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-La Paz Road; and strengthening of Barugohay Bridge along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road and Hibuga Bridge along Mayorga-La Paz Road.

A cash-based budgeting system limits contractual obligations and disbursing payments to goods delivered and services rendered within the fiscal year.

With this, implementing agencies need to complete their contracts by the end of 2019, regardless of possible delays. Projects that are "not implementation-ready" will be removed from the proposed budget.

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