CARIGARA, Leyte- The Second Leyte Engineering District of the Department of Public Works and Highways(DPWH) is set to implement four major projects with a total cost of over P384 million.
The regional office of the DPWH gave the green light for the district under Engr. Carlos Veloso to handle the projects despite of a policy that an engineering office should only handle projects with budget allocation of P50 million.
These projects include the rehabilitation/reconstruction/ upgrading of the damaged paved roads Jaro-Dagami-Burauen- Lapaz road worth P62.54 million; construction of a sea wall in the villages of San Jose and San Rafael, both in Dulag, worth P50.84 million; construction/ improvement of access roads leading to declared tourism destinations-access road leading to Villaconzoilo Agri and Eco-Tourism Farm in Silawa Falls, in Barangay Villa Consuelo, Jaro with a funding of P85 million; the construction / improvement of access roads leading to trades, industries and Economic zones Minuhang-Balud and Balud-Duka road connecting Bagahupi-Babatngon- Sta. Cruz, Barugo Carigara National road in support of the Barugo Eco-zone in Barugo , Leyte amounting to P150 million.
Veloso said that he is happy that the regional office has allowed his office to implement these projects.
“This move will minimize the load of the regional office and the district has the capacity to implement the projects considering that these are located within the district and it has the manpower and equipment,” he said. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)