4 Road packages now with programs of work PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:19

Four of the eleven road packages that are part of the Zamboanga Roadmap to Reconstruction and Recovery (Z3R) program for the barangays severely affected by 23-day siege, are now with their respective programs of work (POW).

During the press briefing held at City Hall Monday morning, City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo Sicat Jr revealed contract preparations for the said road projects are now pending and awaiting the requisite Approval/Authority to Undertake Project.

The four road packages, totaling to an estimated project cost of P57.7M, will include the construction of a new road as well as the widening of existing road networks in the affected barangays and will involve earthworks, drainage and miscellaneous structures, and concrete paving.

Package A-1 will widen the 655 linear meter stretch from Evangelista to Legionaire streets. The project is estimated to cost P19.1M.

Package A-2 will similarly expand the connecting 803 linear meter long road leading to Rio Hondo Bridge and is projected to cost P21.9M. According to Engr. Sicat said, at least two contractors have already signified interest in the project.

Package D-1 will likewise broaden Martha Drive at an estimated cost of P7.2M while Package D-2 will open a new road and will connect Martha Drive to Dimarunsing Drive at the valuation of P9.5M.

In his last meeting with the Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office, he further disclosed, priority was given to projects involving major roads. “This is so we can allow owners whose houses are not affected to already go back and start building their respective houses through the home assistance materials program.”

The remaining seven road packages are at various stages of completion: one has its plans completed and its Program of Work (POW) are being finalized; three have also completed plans and POWs but still awaiting the approval of the DPWH regional director; and plans for the other three packages are still being designed. — Claudine Uniana