ZN buys 20 new dump trucks to fast track projects PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 August 2016 15:04

DIPOLOG CITY – The provincial government has acquired 20 additional brand new dump trucks worth P120 million to augment its present fleet of equipment in undertaking infrastructure projects to boost economic activities in this province.

The dump trucks, which arrived from Japan, were blessed Friday along with the new Dental Health Bus which the Department of Health (DOH) donated to provincial government.

Acting Governor Senen Angeles said the new dump trucks are essential addition to the existing equipment of the Provincial Engineer’s Office (PEO) in undertaking construction as well as repair and rehabilitation of roads.

The newly-purchased trucks will help fast-track the on-going rehabilitation of more than 400 kilometers roads throughout this province that consists of 25 municipalities and two cities which are further subdivided into 691 barangays.

“These equipment will be of big help in the road construction and rehabilitation throughout the province,” Angeles said, stressing that various road projects are being implemented.

The existing heavy equipment of the Provincial Engineer’s Office consisted of the following: five graders, seven road rollers, five payloaders, and seven backhoes. These were purchased earlier this year.

Provincial engineer Dionisio Mandawe said the purchase of the 20 dump trucks have increased the heavy equipment of his office to 44 with total worth of PhP322.6 million.

Mandawe said all of the equipment of his office were purchased through loans and will be paid out of the savings of the provincial government.

Gov. Roberto Uy, who is under 90-day suspension, Provincial Administrator Rey Hamoy, Executive Assistant IV Praxides Rubia, and all PEO sub-district engineers headed by Engineer Alfonso Gorre Jr. witnessed the blessing of the newly-acquired dump trucks.

The administration of Uy and Angeles give a comprehensive emphasis on road construction, rehabilitation, of this province’s road networks aimed to improve the living condition of the residents.