DPWH’s Eastern Visayas infra projects eyed to spur growth, economic recovery

Tacloban Bypass Road Extension

The leadership of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that the various infrastructure projects within Eastern Visayas in 2021 helped the area recover from economic losses driven by COVID-19 pandemic.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the benefits of the DPWH-Region 8’s completed infrastructure projects in 2021?

    It help spur economic recovery in the region.
  • Who leads the Department of Public Works and Highways?

    It is Secretary Roger Mercado. 
  • DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado issued the statement after the government entity was able to accomplish the construction, maintenance, improvement, and widening of 113.57 kilometers of national roads for the six provinces in the region.

    Mahaplag-Hilongos Road

    “By implementing hundreds of local projects, we are also able to ramp up our job generation in many areas of Region 8, especially in the poor provinces,” the public works secretary shared.

    Last year, the DPWH-Region 8 also completed 31 bridge projects costing P1.57 billion, as well as 75 flood-control projects (which include flood-mitigation structures and drainage systems, and structures along major river basins and principal rivers) amounting to P3.27 billion.

    Tacloban Bypass Road

    Further, the department finished 54.39 kilometers of access roads leading to tourism destinations, industrial trade corridors, seaports and airports (P1.18 billion); 134.59 lane kilometers of farm-to-market roads (P1.13 billion); four Motor Vehicle Users Charge projects (P666.37 million); and 20 rehabilitation projects for structures damaged by calamities (P426.11 Million).

    “It is indeed empowering that despite the pandemic, DPWH still manages to deliver quality infrastructure for the betterment of the lives of the Filipino,” Mercado ended.

    Photos from Department of Public Works and Highways

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