MAASIN CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office has asked the Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (SLDEO) to complete region-implemented projects, citing the latter’s performance.
In a recent meeting with key officials in the region, DPWH Regional Director Edgar Tabacon announced that SLDEO is one of the field offices that would carry out projects with costs beyond the limits of delegated authority.
“Since we are one of the six good performing districts in the region, we will supervise some big projects for 2016 and even 2017 to ensure timely completions,” said District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia.
The existing rules limits the authority of a district engineering office to approve program of works and budget for the contract of projects with cost not exceeding P50 million.
This is four times less than the P200 million limit for the regional office.
For 2016, these region-implemented projects in Southern Leyte are the P95.99 million road leading to Cambaro Cave in Macrohon town; P7.05 million concrete reblocking of Daang Maharlika; P46.72 million rehabilitation of Liloan Bridge; and P50.21 million reconstructions of national roads with slips, slope collapse, and landslide along Daang Maharlika.
Being a top performer, SLDEO posted 88% accomplishment rate for 2016 projects as of mid-September.
The district office got P1 billion allocation for infrastructure this year based on National Expenditure Program.
Junia attributed the good performance of the district to the strong coordination between the DPWH and the office of Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado.
The solon regularly inspects infrastructure projects in the district. (PR)