DPWH 9 pushes for more infra projects PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:49

The Department of Public Works and Highways 9 is pushing for the full implementation of 65 various infrastructure projects throughout the region costing P1.6 billion.
DPWH 9 Information Officer Ma. Carla Miñoza said there are major infrastructure projects fully implemented region-wide, and there are still for implementation.

“As of present, our office have already implemented 13 major infra projects in region 9 and in ARMM province of Tawi-Tawi, and there are still 26 other projects for full implementation. Others were already started, while some are still in pre-construction stage”, Miñoza said.

According to Miñoza, the biggest of all the projects is the proposed City By-Pass Road Project which will directly link the city’s east coast to west coast. She said the project endorsed by DPWH 9 is likely to be approved.

“The By-Pass Road Project has an initial budget of P340 million. This is likely to be approved. Our office endorsed the project for possible funding allocation for next year,” she explained.

Accordingly, the road will not just directly link the city’s east and west coasts but will also ease traffic congestion within the city proper.
DPWH guaranteed the public of fast tracking the implementation and completion of the major projects before the year ends.

“The men and women of the DPWH 9 are seriously focused on implementing quality projects for the improvement of the lives of the general public. This is reflected through the 65 projects programmed for CY 2011 which highlights major road networks for the improvement of socio-economic development and peace and order situation throughout the region”, Miñoza said.