Batangas 6 road improvement projects up for bidding
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has released the invitation to bid for six local road rehabilitation and improvement projects in Sta. Teresita, Sto. Tomas and Tanauan City, Batangas Province.
The projects that were bid out include the rehabilitation and improvement of 1.85-lane kilometer local road in Barangay Pacifico, Sta. Teresita town with an allocation of P14.85 Million and the .2-lane kilometer rehabilitation of Barangay San Fernando in Sto. Tomas City with an allocation of P1 million.
Tanauan City on the other hand, will be the recipient of the four remaining local road projects, namely: 1.85-lane kilometer asphalt overlay of Barangay Banjo East road, Tanauan City with an allocation of P12.375 million and another 1.738-lane kilometer in the same barangay with an allocation of P9.9 million; 1.234-lane kilometer asphalt overlay of Barangay 4 road in Tanauan City with an allocation of P12.375 million; and the 0.132-lane kilometer rehabilitation of Barangay Pantay Matanda road in Tanauan City which received an allocation of P1 million.
The agency hopes to get the best deals from these livestream biddings as it aims to further intensify efficiency and transparency in procurement activities for projects funded under the 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Diversion road upgrade aids farmers in Ifugao
The completion of the San Mateo – Alfonso Lista Diversion Road Project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has facilitated faster and more convenient travel for residents, especially farmers, from the town of Alfonso Lista, Ifugao.
The 2-kilometer section in Alfonso Lista has greatly improved accessibility and is now enabling farmers to easily bring their products to the market.
The P47.5-million project funded under the 2020 General Appropriations Act involved road upgrading from gravel to concrete with slope protection and drainage provisions.
By linking Ifugao to Isabela, this road will also help transport farm produce faster to nearby Region 2 and other parts of Luzon in support of our local farmers.
Zamboanga del Norte 2-Km road to benefit agricultural barangays
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in convergence with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has completed the construction of a new 2.15-kilometer, 2-lane concrete road that now assists farmers in the town of Mutia, province of Zamboanga del Norte.
The completed project is vital for the farmers from Barangays Tubak, New Siquijor, Bergado and El Paraiso in connecting them to market centers. Their travel time will be reduced from 30 minutes to only 15 minutes.
These farmers who cultivate cacao, abaca, coconut and bananas as their source of livelihood no longer have to bear the burden of a bumpy, dirt road.
The project will also grant local residents safer and faster access to schools, hospitals, and other basic social services only available in the urban areas.
Costing P58 million, the road project was completed by DPWH Zamboanga Del Norte Third District Engineering Office (DEO) in a span of five months.
Cagayan Baculud Bridge II widening in nearing Completion
Travelling from Cagayan Valley Road in Amulung, Cagayan to nearby towns will soon be easier with the bridge widening project set to be completed this year by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The widening project is now at 95.59% completion under the implementation of the DPWH – Cagayan 3rd District Engineering Office (DEO). It will also complement the on-going road widening along Cagayan Valley Road.
The 74-meter Baculud Bridge II along Cagayan Valley Road presently undergoes widening from two to four lanes.
The widening of Baculud II has an allocation of P69-million, funded under the FY 2019 General Appropriation Act (GAA).