(DPWH report to Lobregat) Road concreting in eight west coast barangays implemented PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 September 2015 14:36

Eight road concreting projects are implemented almost simultaneously this year in Zamboanga City’s west coast barangays, according to District Engineer Cholie M. Roble of the Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) in a report to District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat.

The projects were identified by Congressman Lobregat and funded under the Local Infrastructure Program (RLIP) -General Appropriations Act (GAA) CY 2015 with the DPWH as implementing agency.

These include the concreting of roads at Barangays Sto.Nino with a length of 245.10 lineal meters, Malagutay- 190 lm, La Paz- 132 lm, Calarian-254 lm, Sinubong- 190 lm, Baluno-235 lm, Pamucutan- 207 lm, and Capisan- 240 lm.

Except for the road concreting at La Paz, Calarian, and Capisan which have an accomplishment of 52%, 46%, and 95% respectively, the similar projects in Sto. Nino, Malagutay, Sinubong, Baluno, and Pamucutan are 100 % completed, according to Engr. Roble in her project status report to Lobregat.

Total appropriation for the eight projects amounted to Php 20.5-million.

The allocation of funds for the purpose and the inclusion of the same in the RLIP-GAA CY 2015 was due to Cong. Lobregat’s representation with the DBM and DPWH, and the result of his consultations with officials of the above-mentioned barangays.

Lobregat has been doing his barangay sorties every time he finds a break from his congressional hearings on the 2016 National Budget and Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to check the status of infrastructure projects and determine the needs of his district.

Lobregat is vice-chairman of the powerful Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives which reviews the proposed budgets of all national government agencies including government-owned and controlled-corporations .

Last Monday, Sept. 7, Lobregat presided over the Appropriations Committee hearing that reviewed and scrutinized the 2016 budget proposals of the Department of Energy (DOE) and its attached corporations, such as National Electrification Administration (NEA), National Power Corporation (NPC), Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC), National Transmission Corporation (NTC), and Power Sector Asset & Liabilities, Management Corporation (PSALM), as well as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). — Jubels Santos