CARIGARA, Leyte- After a month in office, the new district engineer of Department of Public Works and Highways- 2nd Leyte Engineering District Gerald Pacanan vowed to strengthen partnership with the contractors.
According to District Engineer Pacanan, conducting a regular coordination meeting with them is an initial step in forging a closer partnership between them and his office.
“The DPWH and the contractors are partners. Without (them), we cannot execute our projects, and without us, (they) will have no projects. So we are here to help each other,” expressed Pacanan.
Pacanan stated that it is high time to evaluate, supervise inventory and expedite project implementation in the second engineering district.
“Let us do away with time suspension. However, if we cannot avoid that, let us prepare the necessary documentation at the earliest possible time,” he added.
He mandated the project engineers to settle concerns and have close coordination with the contractors.
At the same, the district office must also conduct strict monitoring on projects.
Pacanan further instructed to prioritize public safety by providing early warning signs on the ongoing projects to avoid any untoward incidents.
He then emphasized that the office must adhere with the quality policy of the department which is “to implement the right projects at the right cost with the right quality delivered right on time by the right people”.