DPWH: Drainage projects in Davao 54% accomplished

DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has accomplished 54 percent of its drainage projects in Davao City.

This was bared by Davao City District Engineer Fernando S. Ongkingko during DPWH's monthly press conference at their office in Davao City on Wednesday.

He said, "As of July, that it is already 54 percent complete. Our target in third quarter is 65 percent so by September or October it's already accomplished," Ongkingko said.

"These areas include drainage rehabilitation of Anda, Ponciano and Legaspi streets. Alam natin bumabaha. Another one is F. Torres St. going down to Jacinto extension, Quimpo Boulevard and La Verna area. Hopefully we can solve this problem," Ongkingko added.

Ongkiko said that Davao has a total allocation budget of about P1.8 billion for 2016 and this consists of 118 projects.

The budget consists the 1.24 billion budget for regular infrastructure projects such as road widening, repair and maintenance and flood control, among others and the remaining amount comes from outside infrastructure funds from the Department of Education (DepEd) and farm to market roads of the Department of Agriculture.

"The widening of the road bridges are not included in this budget, it is another budget of the DPWH," Ongkingko said.

He added that they are closely coordinating with the City Drainage Management Unit for the drainage projects in Davao City.


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