TACLOBAN CITY – The Second Leyte Engineering District of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to start the bidding of P 632 million worth of infrastructure projects for 2017.
These are projects to be undertaken by the district office under the P 1.7 billion regular infrastructure fund approved by the DPWH national office for the district engineering projects for 2017.
2nd LED District Engineer Carlos Veloso said a higher budget is allocated for 2017 compared to this year, thus, the district can expect more infrastructure projects to be started in the next coming months.
On November 27, scheduled to be bidded are 27 projects after its pre-detailed engineering was recently completed.
Meanwhile, the rest of the projects are still ongoing pre-detailed engineering and will be bidded out by December 5, 2017.
Veloso said that all projects of the district for 2017 are targeted to be all bidded out next month.
These projects consist mainly of widening, reblocking and flood control projects. Also, bridge widening projects are also set in 2017 and will target to expand the bridges to more than two lanes.
These bridges include Calbasag Bridge, Bocog Bridge, Balocawe Bridge, Bawon Bridge and Balire Bridge along the Maharlika Highway.

Ponong Bridge, Sagkahan Bridge, Tagak Bridge and Cocot Bridge along the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road are also part of the bride widening project.
Meanwhile, a P 201 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.