CARIGARA, Leyte- The Second Leyte Engineering District of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is conducted a bidding for six local infrastructure and construction and maintenance project worth P 10.8 million as part of its priority projects for the year.
Under the local infrastructure program of the district are the road concreting projects along the Cansamada-Balilit-Tuya road section in Dagami town worth P1.98 million; San Antonio concrete pavement project in Tunga at P1.98 million; Sto. Nino road project in Tunga, P 1.98 million; and, Union road in Mayorga at a cost of P1.98 million.
Under the construction and maintenance program of bridges along national roads, subject for bidding this March in is the Atipolo Daco Bridge along the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road worth P900,000.
A flood control will be built alongside the bridge.
Another is the Nauguisan Bridge, identified as a permanent bridge along the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road. Maintenance repair will cost P 1.98 million.
These projects are being bidded out by the district office under the P1.7-billion regular infrastructure fund approved by their national office for the district engineering projects for 2017.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures. A pre-bid conference was held on March 16 while submission and opening of bids are scheduled on March 29, it was learned.
2nd LED District Engineer Carlos Veloso said a higher budget is allocated for 2017 compared to last year, thus, the district can expect more infrastructure projects to be started in the coming months.
Important projects to be undertaken are the road re-blocking and widening as well as repair and widening of bridges in the second district.
A P201-million Binahaan Bridge project will also be started along the Pastrana-Dagami-Burauen road. The project will be implemented by the regional office of the DPWH. (AHLETTE C. REYES)