March 17, 2020
NAVAL, Biliran – Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office VIII headed by Regional Director (RD) Nerie Bueno inspects on-going Regional Office (R.O.) implemented projects in Biliran on March 12, 2020.
Among the projects inspected are the on-going construction of Cabibihan Bridge in Caibiran town, construction of Mother Mary Bridge at Brgy. Larrazabal and widening of Anas Bridge at Brgy. Atipolo, both in Naval town.
Also inspected are the newly started constructions of Catmon (P86.5M) and Caraycaray (P100M) Bridges which was damaged during the onslaught of typhoon Urduja on December 16, 2017.
During project inspection, Bueno meets with the project engineers (PEs) of the R.O. implemented projects to discuss the problems they encountered during the implementation.
For projects sustaining high negative slippages, Bueno instructed P.E.s to make a work plan to fast-track the implementation of projects.
With the full operation of cash-based budgeting, DPWH R.O.-8 is closely coordinating with its contractors to speed up the implementation of various infrastructure projects that is due for completion this year.
Meanwhile, the Biliran Bridge which is subject for rehabilitation was also inspected by the Regional Director.
David Adongay Jr., District Engineer of DPWH-Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) said that funding for the rehabilitation of the said bridge was already requested to the Regional Office amounting to P10M.
RD Bueno’s inspection was conducted with District Engineer Adongay Jr. and Assistant District Engineer Alfredo Bollido with section chiefs of DPWH Biliran DEO together with Engr. Adelina P. Gomez, Engr. Angelita Obediencia, and Ms. Agnes M. Baronda, all from DPWH Regional Office VIII.