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Better road pave way to Marawi City economic recovery

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has already completed road paving works for two out of the three contract packages for the improvement of 18.97-kilometer Marawi Transcentral Road funded by a grant from the Japanese government.

The road network included under Contract Packages 1B and 2 with a total length of 10.56 kilometers were fully paved.

This is first among the significant projects in the government’s comprehensive plan for the reconstruction and development for a Greater Marawi prepared by the department.

Contract Package 1B was undertaken by Al Hussein Construction/N.B. Salbo Construction (joint venture) consists of Bacong-Poona-Marantao-Marawi Road, GMA Terminal Access, Marawi-Cadre-New Capitol, Marcos Boulevard, and Idarus Road Section.

Kouzbary Builders owned and managed by Odin and Lani Kouzbary completed the major road works needed to cope with the current and future needs of travelers passing the MSU-GMA Road and Lumindong-Amaipakpak Avenue under Contract Package 2 which in the past were in dire need of capacity improvements because of ever-expanding traffic load brought by the growing population.

Meanwhile, progress of Contract Package 1A or the Bacong-Iligan-Marawi Road Section with a total length of 9.41 km and under contract with Unimasters Conglomeration Inc./MMA Achievers Construction & Development Corporation/CDH Construction/ Flying Seven Construction (Joint Venture) is now 74% completed with the contractors represented by Farrah Mangondato committed to deliver completion of works as scheduled this July 2021.

DPWH fast tracks coastal bypass road in Lianga, Surigao del Sur

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast-tracking the construction of a 3.06-kilometer coastal bypass road in the town of Lianga, Surigao del Sur.

The Lianga Coastal Bypass Road is a major infrastructure project that will increase economic growth in the municipality and boost tourism by making the area a main stopover for foreign and local tourists visiting the various attractions in Surigao del Sur.

Besides providing a diversion from the busy Surigao-Davao Coastal Road (SDCR) Lianga Section in Barangay Poblacion, the project also features a 1.34-kilometer coastal wall that will serve as a protective barrier for storm surges, as well as a bicycle lane and a sidewalk.

Once fully completed, the project will not only improve the traffic situation along the Poblacion section but also provide an area for people to enjoy a scenic coastal view.

Undertaken by DPWH Regional Office 13, the project commenced in 2018 and is targeted to be completed by the end of 2022.

Five Covid19 facilities turned over to Iloilo provincial government

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently completed five Covid19 facilities in Iloilo City and in the towns of Lambunao and Pototan, providing the Iloilo provincial government additional assistance in its fight against the ongoing pandemic.

DPWH Regional Office 6 Director Lea N. Delfinado, said that new structures are composed of three isolation/quarantine facilities located in the Provincial Sports Complex in Lapaz, Iloilo City; and two off-site dormitories situated in Dr. Ricardo V. Ladrido Memorial District Hospital in Lambunao, Iloilo and Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan, Iloilo.

The container vans turned isolation/quarantine facilities are composed of 16 air-conditioned rooms with their own comfort rooms and necessary amenities like nurse quarters and nurse station.

Meanwhile, the off-site dormitories are composed of 16 air-conditioned rooms with individual comfort rooms, dining and living area, kitchen and laundry area, and other necessary features.

DPWH officially turned over the healthcare facilities recently in a ceremony at the Iloilo Sports Complex compound in Barangay Magsaysay, Lapaz, Iloilo City attended by Director Delfinado and Iloilo City District Engineer Haydee Alunan handing symbolic keys to Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. and the District and Provincial Hospital representatives of Lambunao and Pototan, Iloilo.

The DPWH is committed to provide needed healthcare facilities to aid local governments all over the country in caring for Covid19 patients, while also ensuring comfort and safety to our healthcare workers.

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