MAASIN CITY- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office here is optimistic of hitting 85 percent accomplishment target for the year after attaining significant accomplishment in the first semester.
For regular infrastructure projects, the DPWH Southern Leyte office (SLDEO) posted a 45 percent accomplishment, surpassing the 40 percent goal for the period.
The field office is tasked to carry out P1.8 billion worth of projects this year.
“I’m glad that we are ahead of our target, making us one of the few district offices in Eastern Visayas that reached the target set by the central office for the first six months of the year,” Ma. Margarita C. Junia, DPWH-SLDEO district engineer, said.
As of June 30, the field office here has already completed 10 out of 50 projects. There are 23 other projects up for completion by the end of the year.
Among the finished projects are the P2.7 million reconstruction of Liloan-San Ricardo road and nine rehabilitation projects of permanent bridges along major thoroughfares in the province.
These are the P23 million bridge rehabilitation projects in Hinundayan, P15 million in San Juan, P22 million in San Francisco, and P5 million in Sogod town.
“We are doing everything to avoid delays in our projects, not only in the regular infrastructure projects but also to the projects funded by other government agencies. This is our way of upholding the mandate of the department in delivering the projects right on time,” said Junia.
The infrastructure department also implements projects funded by other agencies, such as school buildings from the Department of Education and farm-to-market roads from the Department of Agriculture. (PR)