DPWH inaugurates Lawton Avenue in Taguig City
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar, Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano, Taguig Representative Lani Cayetano led on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 the inaugural ceremony for the completion of Phase 1 of the road widening project at Fort Bonifacio – Nichols Field Road, most commonly known as Lawton Avenue, in Taguig City.
“We are glad to inform the motoring public that their traffic woes will soon be over with the completion of this 1.34-kilometer road widening project that will provide better traffic flow, faster mobilization of goods and services, as well as a safer journey,” said Villar.
“This newly-widened road will reduce travel time from Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) by about 40 percent with its capacity to accommodate additional volume of vehicles, providing a new and safer access road to the country’s main gateway,” added Villar.
The project was started in August 2017 as part of the Department’s traffic decongesting efforts under the Build, Build, Build Program.
Lawton Avenue compliments the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road which includes the Lawton Avenue-Sta. Monica Bridge that has been recently connected and is targeted for full completion in 2021.
Ormoc taps local consultants for water project
The City Government of Ormoc procured the services of local consultants for their Bulk Water Supply PPP Project through the Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF).
The Joint Venture of Orient Integrated Consultants Inc., Engineering and Development Corporation of the Philippines, and UPLB Foundation Incorporated is tasked to provide the project preparation and transaction advisory services in the following phases: Project Inception; Feasibility Study and Project Structuring; Preparation of Selection/Tender Documents and Assistance in the Competitive Selection Process; and Assistance and Advisory until Financial Close. Their services commenced on the same day the contract was awarded and will end on April 7, 2022.
The Ormoc Bulk Water Supply Project aims to provide a comprehensive water supply system capable of providing Level III service without interruption through the development of new water sources, construction of a bulk water supply facility and its appurtenances, upgrading of Level II to Level III water distribution facilities, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of the Project. The Feasibility Study for this project is expected to be submitted by the local Consultant in the third week of December.
90-bed Las Piñas isolation facility now open
Public Works and Highways Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark A. Villar led the inauguration of a newly-completed COVID-19 isolation facility for the people of Las Piñas.
Villar together with Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda T. Aguila opened the facility that can accommodate a total of 90 COVID-19 patients.
Built in a vacant lot near Goodyear Building in Barangay Almanza, the offsite isolation facility is made from 26 container vans that were converted into fully-airconditioned hospital rooms with 90-bed capacity.
“This facility follows the DPWH standard design in compliance to Department of Health (DOH) guidelines with proper ventilation and separate bath and toilet in each room,” said Secretary Villar.
It also comes with a nurse station to ensure patients are tended while the health workers are well-rested.