BORONGAN CITY- District Engineer Manolo A. Rojas of Department of Public Works and Highways Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH-ESDEO) said that 107 projects will be implemented in Eastern Samar this 2019.
“Our total appropriation for this year 2019 once approved is worth P1.6 billion, this includes improvement of shoulders and drainage system, slope protections along landslide prone areas particularly in Llorente and Giporlos, flood control projects, roads leading to tourism destinations and other local infra projects,” district engineer Rojas said.
District engineer Rojas also revealed that the decrease of the budget allotment from P2.2 billion to P1.6 billion is due to prioritization of projects for the implementation of cash based budgeting wherein agency will complete the projects within a year.
Last year accomplishments, district engineer Rojas disclosed that DPWH ESDEO got 97.01% on the overall physical delivery rate of CY 2018 infrastructure projects.
DPWH ESDEO has accomplished the following: constructed and rehabilitated about 55.79 kilometers of secondary national road; rehabilitated and retrofitted 849.5 linear meter of bridges; undertook 20 flood control projects and completely constructed a total of 56 infrastructure projects like local roads, farm-to-market roads, water systems, multi-purpose buildings and tourism road.
Additionally, DPWH ESDEO also accomplished convergence projects of non-infrastructure agencies in which it built 2.698 kilometers of farm-to-market roads under Department of Agriculture, constructed 37 school building projects under the Department of Education’s Basic Education Facilities Fund and repaired 16 river landing projects under the Department of Transportation.
DPWH ESDEO is one of the top performing districts nationwide in year 2018, a consistent awardee of the monthly nationwide ranking of high absorptive capacity and an outright compliant of the DO 41 “Amending Policy on the Maintenance of National Roads and Bridges” for the three consecutive years.
“ESDEO will continue to give its best service to people of Eastern Samar through quality and safe infrastructure projects,” said district engineer Rojas. (PR)