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P1.1B road linking Mindanao provinces set for 2021 completion


A road project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) linking the provinces of Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, and Davao del Sur is slated to be completed this year.


DPWH Regional Office 12 (DPWH-RO12) Director Basir M. Ibrahim reported on the 91.23% completion of the ongoing civil works of Datu-Paglas-Colombio-Matanao Road Project.


The project involves the opening and concreting of 23.17 kilometers of road that starts from the municipality of Datu Paglas in Maguindanao and now nearing the town of Matanao Davao del Sur.


The construction of two bridges with a total length of 240 meters is also included in the project, which is yearly programmed for implementation by DPWH-RO12 from 2015 to 2021.


When completed, travel time from Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat to Matanao, Davao del Sur will reduce from four hours and ten minutes to only two hours and twenty minutes.


The improvement in inter-regional connectivity and mobility will facilitate better economic opportunities and easy access to government services, thus, alleviate the lives of those living in the once considered fur-flung communities in the regions of Central Mindanao, Soccsksargen, and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

DPWH completes 2 new Covid19 facilities in Bacolod City


The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), through its continuous effort to assist local government units (LGUs) in the fight against the Covid19 pandemic, has recently completed two healthcare facilities in Bacolod City.


The newly-completed facilities include the two-unit, 32-room container vans turned isolation/quarantine facilities in Barangay Alijis and 45-cubicle makeshift isolation/quarantine facility from an existing evacuation center in Barangay Vista Alegre.


The completed project supplements the existing two-unit facilities constructed in October 2020.


The management of both isolation/quarantine facilities were handed over to city government officials.

Southern Leyte gets P332.1-M flood-control projects this year


Nine flood-mitigation projects worth P332.91 are set to be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Southern Leyte.


The multi-million projects include the construction of embankments along riverbanks and coastlines considered as critical sections in the province.

Two each will be built in the town of Libagon and Maasin City; and one each in St. Bernard, Silago, Hinunangan, Sogod, and Macrohon towns.


Construction of concrete barriers is a practical solution to the problem of overflowing and erosion that posed danger to dwellers near rivers, with the main objective of safeguarding the lives and properties of the people against major floods.


On top of these projects, DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineering Office also implements other structural and non-structural flood-control measures like drainage improvement and declogging of waterways.


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