DPWH-Davao posts 86% accomplishment in 2013

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Monday, January 6, 2014


THE regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Davao Region registered an 86.13 percent accomplishment rating as of December 2013.

DPWH Regional Director Mariano Alquiza said that of the 970 infrastructure projects implemented by the agency, 718 have been completed, 223 are still ongoing and 29 others have not yet started.

These regional projects are funded from an infrastructure budget allocation of P7.59 billion.

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"We are hopeful to complete the 2012 and 2013 projects early this year so as not to overburden our project engineers since we have already bidded out projects under the 2014 Regular Infra Program," Alquiza said.

In 2012, DPWH implemented 530 projects under the DPWH regular infra at a cost of P5.560 billion with 402 projects completed, 117 ongoing and 11 others are yet to be implemented.

Alquiza attributed the slow start of the regional office to the priority of the government, which was the rehabilitation of infrastructure damaged by Typhoon Pablo, which struck the region on December 4, 2012, causing P2 billion worth of damage to different infrastructures in the region, particularly in the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

According to Alquiza, they made sure that those damaged by Pablo are repaired and retrofitted while waiting for a more permanent solution "after our engineers have incorporated new designs and scientific data from other agencies like the Mines and Geosciences Bureau."

"Our target is to meet and perhaps even go beyond the expectations of our stakeholders," Alquiza said in his yearend message.

Aside from infrastructure projects, he said they will continue to implement projects under the 5Rs mantra of DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, namely, Right Projects with the Right Cost and Right Quality, delivered Right on Time made by the Right People.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 07, 2014.

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