NAVAL, Biliran (BDEO) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) achieved 61.14% accomplishment of its 2019 infrastructure projects as of October 31, 2019.

With only few months left before the year ends, David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer said that they are rushing the completion of its on-going projects to meet the district’s target accomplishment.

Out of the 92 projects for 2019 implementation, Biliran DEO has completed 39 while 43 are on-going and 10 are Not-Yet-Started (NYS).

Adongay revealed that the district office posts a negative slippage of 6.07% as of October 31,2019.

“We have already discussed this with the section chiefs and technical staffs and we are doing immediate actions. Hindi pwede pabayaan lang natin na magdecrease ang performance ng district kasi maaapektuhan ang future development ng Biliran,” he said.

For 2019, DPWH-Biliran DEO has a total allotment budget of P1.28B.

According to Adongay, budget funding for next year will depend on the performance of the district office in terms of its physical and financial accomplishment.

“Less budget also means we will be forced to terminate few of our job orders which plays a vital role in our day to day operation,” he said.

Despite of the haste in the implementation, Adongay ensures that quality of projects will not be compromised.

Adongay reported that 15 infrastructure projects have already been completed this October. These projects include the construction of P3.9M gymnasium at Brgy. P.S. Eamiguel, P1.95M completion of Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) building (Phase II) at Brgy. Larrazabal and P981,381.00 construction (completion) of multi-purpose building at Higatangan, all in Naval town.

DPWH-Biliran DEO has also completed the improvement of plaza at Brgy. Bariis in Caibiran town worth P969,350.00, renovation of fencing/ flooring plaza at Brgy. Bacolod in Culaba town worth P969,920.00, completion of senior citizen building at Brgy. Looc in Almeria town worth P945,400.00 and improvement of access road leading to Kawayan port in Kawayan town worth P12.356M.

Moreover, eight flood mitigation projects have also been completed. These projects are located along Bagongbong river in Almeria town (P18.99M), Santol river in Biliran town (P24.850M) and Kaulangohan river (P14.43M) and Binohangan river (P1.94M) both in Caibiran town.

Two flood control projects are also completed along Mainit river (Phase 2) worth P14.2M under Regular Infrastructure Program and P4.87M flood control at Sitio Mainit, Brgy. Villa Vicenta under 2019 local infrastructure program, both in Caibiran town.

Meanwhile, two flood control structures have also been completed at Sitio Anas, Brgy. Atipolo in Naval town worth P14.65M funded under regular infrastructure program and P4.88M funded under local infrastructure program.

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