First Posted 04:15:00 AM 7/28/2020
NAVAL, Biliran (BDEO) – To ensure quality projects, David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer (D.E.) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) recently conducted inspection on major projects implemented in Biliran.
One of the projects inspected is the on-going construction of quarantine facilities in Sitio Dapdap Brgy. Agpangi and in Brgy. Larrazabal in Naval town. These facilities with a total contract amount of P7.388M are constructed to house COVID-19 positive patients in this province to contain the spread of the virus. The project is being fast track for completion on or before August 10, 2020.
The District Engineer also inspected the on-going P43.2M rehabilitation/reconstruction of national roads with slips, slope collapse and landslide along Biliran Circumferential Road (BCR), Brgy. Inasuyan in Kawayan town. This project is important to prevent road slips and landslides in this area thereby protecting lives and properties and the existing paved National Road.
Also inspected is the on-going P104M construction of Almeria Bypass Road in Almeria town. This is a multiyear implemented project from FY 2018-2019 with a contract amount of P90.6M for phase I and P13.4M for phase II. This network development project aims to complement the increasing vehicular users along BCR thereby providing a wider and safer road for the travelling public.
“Due to the current state of the nation, there were delays regarding the progress of our projects, but as the community slowly adapts to the new normal, progress of our projects has been catching up,” said Adongay.
According to Adongay, construction protocols are followed regarding the health and safety measures against the Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The District Engineer revealed that project engineers and inspectors are constantly monitoring the situation on these projects to ensure that these protocols are followed.