CARIGARA, Leyte- The “Build Build Build” program of the Department of Public Works and Highways under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is very beneficial, not only to the agency but to the grassroots level,Engr. Carlos Veloso district engineer of the Leyte’s second engineering district,said.
“Aside from the regular flow of funds, because of the program, the ultimate goal of improved living condition and convenience of every Filipino is achieved because of the program,” he said.
Veloso said that the Build Build Build program is very good as there is the ready available of funds, with the right time, right cost, right project, right people and with quality control.
The projects under the Build Build Build program, according to Veloso, are hasten because of the department’s compliance to international standard or ISO, where all activities are documented and are computerized.
Next year where the engineering district is expected to have as much as P5 billion budget with the continuation of the widening of national roads and bridges, as well as the flood programs and construction of school building, Veloso is hopeful that an additional personnel will be employed by the district to augment the number of key personnel and office staff.
The Build, Build, Build program is the medium-term goal of the Duterte’s administration to increase infrastructure spending from 5.4 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017, to 7.3 percent by the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in 2022.
A major project under the “Build Build Build” program in Leyte is the Leyte Tide Embankment Project, a 27.3-km project from Barangay Diit in Tacloban City to Brgy. Ambao in Tanauan, Leyte, which is expected to protect at least 33,185 houses from the destructive effects of storm surges.