BORONGAN CITY-The Department of Public Works and Highways-Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH-ESDEO) conducted a two-day maintenance enhancement training (MET) program recently for their maintenance personnel with the purpose to uphold the excellence in maintaining the roads and bridges of this province, a report from DPWH-ESDEO, based here, said.
Manolo Rojas, ESDEO district engineer, told Leyte Samar Daily Express in an interview that the MET covered discussions on various rules and guidelines pertaining to road and bridge maintenance such as coded defects and road works and traffic safety.
Rojas claimed that DPWH-ESDEO has received a commendation from Secretary Mark Villar for its diligent and prompt compliance in the execution of maintenance works as exemplified by the outright compliance enumerated under
Department Order 41 also known as “Amended Policy Guidelines on the Maintenance of National Roads and Bridges” for two consecutive rating periods for calendar year 2016 and 2017.
Rojas underscored the importance of keeping well-trained employees in providing safe roads and bridges and in maintaining its spot as top performer in the implementation of various maintenance activities regionwide.
“The maintenance personnel plays an integral part in maintaining safe and quality roads and bridges. This training aims to keep them abreast of all the guidelines, rules, and proper maintenance of roads in accordance with the mandates of DPWH leading to more improved execution of maintenance works,” Rojas said.
He pointed out that maintenance personnel are primarily tasked to keep the roads and bridges in good condition.
“They fix the defects that are observed in the road as well as maintain road safety devices and signages for a convenient and safe travel experience of motorists,” Rojas said.