Personnel of the Leyte’s second district engineering office lead by district engineer Leo Edward Oppura recently conducted a meeting, mainly touching the projects to be implemented by the office for this fiscal year. (PHOTO COURTESY)

TACLOBAN CITY – To ensure the effective implementation of infrastructure projects as the New Year begins, the Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO) conducted its first meeting on January 4, 2024, to discuss the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) General Appropriations Act CY 2024 infrastructure projects in the second district.
Those who attended the meeting were district heads and section chiefs like the planning and design section who were tasked with preparing the program of works (POW), detailed unit price analysis (DUPA) and plans, the procurement unit, and from the construction section, quality assurance, and maintenance section who were involved in handling civil works projects.

Assistant District Engineer Francisco Robin Jr. said that the importance of the meeting was to ensure everyone that plans and POW should be implemented accordingly and to do away with variation order, and time extensions during the project implementation.
Engr. Remenith Misagal from the Planning and Design Section (PDS) introduced the lined-up projects listed for the current fiscal year.
Engineers from the PDS presented the infrastructure project’s overview, detailed plans, and POW.

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura urged everyone involved in the implementation of the infrastructure project to strictly adhere to the plans and program of work and avoid delay with the implementation.

“The meeting’s ultimate goal was not just to build roads, but to build a better future, enhance accessibility, establish a resilient infrastructure, and guarantee the smooth flow of goods and services, all of which will support the development objectives of the department,” he said.

Also, the meeting gave an opportunity to tackle anticipated issues and concerns and to coordinate with the concerned technical working groups for effective collaboration and smooth conduct of the project.