BORONGAN CITY-To improve planning and surveying capabilities of the district, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (ESDEO) procured 1-unit high end surveying instruments amounting to P2.6 million.
Manolo A. Rojas, ESDEO District Engineer, said that the district procured one unit Topcon Real Time Kinematic (RTK) which will help to fast track the preparation of plans during pre-detailed engineering activities.
DE Rojas said Eastern Samar DEO is a first-class district engineering office in Region VIII which implements high volume of projects amounting to billions of pesos, hence modern technology is highly needed to implement infra projects on time schedule and done it with accuracy.
“Eastern Samar District Engineering Office is committed to implement quality infra projects. With this new technology, we will now enhance our planning and design processes to better serve the interest of stakeholders’’, DE Rojas added.
According to Arturo C. Apura, chief of the planning and design section, the new RTK improves the efficiency and accuracy of survey works, decreases the manpower needed and reduces the working days in the field.
“This is a big help to our engineers to come up with a more accurate survey and decrease the risks of errors and problems,” said Engr. Apura.
Engr. Apura said the current operational survey instruments in the district are 2-unit RTKs and 3-unit total stations which are all operational.
Real Time Kinematic (RTK) position is a satellite navigation technique used to enhance the precision derived from satellite Systems (Global Navigation Satellites, GNSS) such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Total Station instrument is used to measure distances, angles and coordinates. (PR)