BORONGAN CITY-The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (ESDEO) procured 3-unit high end surveying instruments amounting P3 million to improve planning and surveying capabilities of the district.
The district is now using the one unit Topcon Real Time Kinematic (RTK) and two units Total Stations which will fast track the preparation of plans during pre-detailed engineering activities.
Eastern Samar DEO is one of the districts in region VIII which is implementing high volume of projects amounting to billions of pesos, hence modern technology is highly needed to implement infra projects on time schedule and done it with accuracy.
Real Time Kinematic (RTK) position is a satellite navigation technique used to enhance the precision derived from satellite Systems (Global Navigation Satellites, GNSS) such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Total Station instrument is used to measure distances, angles and coordinates.
According to Nessy Jade P. Geroy, the DPWH-ESDEO geodetic engineer, the new RTK will improve the efficiency and accuracy of survey works, decrease the manpower needed and reduces the working days in the field.
Furthermore, the new surveying instrument will make quality projects designs and layout, said Arturo C. Apura, the planning and design section chief.
Meanwhile, District Engineer Manolo A. Rojas is very satisfied in procuring this new technology.
“Eastern Samar District Engineering Office is committed to implement quality infra projects. With this new technology, we can say that we can now compete globally in terms of planning services,” Rojas added.
The Planning and Design Section of Eastern Samar DEO got very satisfactory (VS) rating on design audit for two consecutive years, year 2016 and 2017.
With the help of the new procured surveying instrument, Eastern Samar DEO will enhance more its infrastructure development process to better serve the interest of stakeholders. (JAYSON G.ESPESO, Engineer II/PIO-Designate)