Oriental Mindoro DPWH district completes more than P376M worth of infra projects
POSTED: Monday, December 15th, 2014
With or without typhoon
CALAPAN CITY – A total amount of P376,277,200 worth of infrastructure projects have been almost completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the southern portion of Oriental Mindoro province, notwithstanding the frequent burst of natural calamities in this typhoon-prone area.
With only two projects remaining which are set to be completed by December of this year, including four local road projects that are to be commenced this December, the DPWH’s Southern Mindoro District Engineering Office (SMDEO) reported to Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson their office’s overall readiness to face man-made and natural calamities for the coming year in terms of the province’s physical attributes.
The said particular DPWH district covers the Southern part of Oriental Mindoro (second district), the seven municipalities of Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong, Roxas, Mansalay and Bulalacao.
And as both reported by SMDEO chief District Engineer Magtanggol C. Roldan and Assistant District Engineer Annielyn E. Padullo to DPWH Secretary Singson in their latest quarterly report, it stated that for the current year’s infrastructure projects among the completed projects are the: five road rehabilitation and/or concreting projects, two bridge reconstruction projects, seven drainage protection works, 19 construction/maintenance of flood mitigation structures and drainage systems and four local road infrastructure projects.
Also included in the report are the implementation and substantial completion of 40 water and sanitation facilities on different schools and the carrying out of the concreting project at Bagong Sikat, Bulalacao (Calapan South Road) to completely pave this section.
The said district has also set for implementation some 48 school building projects in support of the Department of Education’s further school development scheme in rural areas.
According to Roldan, their district is also facilitating the preliminary detailed engineering and pre-construction activities of next year’s different public works’ projects for its early implementation in 2015.
These activities, said the DPWH official, are also sort of readying the half portion of Oriental Mindoro in anticipation of further calamities such as typhoons as the year ends and a new year starts. (By JUANCHO R. MAHUSAY)