Publish Date : 10/22/2020 11:31:38 PM
Tourist spot Asaklat "Lakab' Cave will soon be recognized as one of the many hidden treasures of Quirino Province once the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completes the paving of a road going to the site located in the municipality of Nagtipunan.
"Nagtipunan is truly bestowed with vast natural resources, hence, one of the DOT-DPWH Convergence and Special Support Program (CSSP) objectives is to extend lifeline support and foster tourism industry', said Secretary Mark A. Villar.
Publish Date : 10/22/2020 11:29:49 PM
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a 426.30-meter river control structure in Barangays Malayal and Lintangan, Sibuco, Zamboanga Del Norte.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar reported that the completed structure along Camp Ofelia Easement in Barangay Lintangan side and along the concrete abutment of bridge in Barangay Malayal now protect residents and properties, as well as agricultural resources from major floods.
Publish Date : 10/22/2020 11:28:57 PM
Recognizing the need for additional quarantine facilities in the city of Manila, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was able to convert a COVID-19 isolation facility inside the Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) in Quiapo, Manila in the span of two (2) weeks.
DPWH Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark A. Villar said that the newly-completed MLQU facility was rushed to add 60 more bed units that will cater to the city's COVID-19 cases.
Publish Date : 10/21/2020 6:52:07 AM
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that a new two (2)-lane bridge across Angat River in Bustos, Bulacan is about to be completed.
"We now wrapping up the construction of the 1.12 kilometer Angat Bridge along the Plaridel Bypass Road', said Secretary Villar.
Secretary Villar added that even with the challenges brought about by the pandemic, the P1.09 Billion project that also includes the construction Bridge No. 9 with a length of 40 meters and 1 kilometer road paving continues to move forward.
Publish Date : 10/21/2020 4:45:48 AM
The Maitim and Kaybagal Section of the ongoing 4-lane Tagaytay Bypass Road Project in Tagaytay City, Cavite is now open to vehicular traffic.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 led the inauguration of the 1.54 kilometer road segment which is also complete with bike lane component.
Publish Date : 10/20/2020 9:13:00 AM
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 inspected the ongoing Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge Replacement Project being implemented to ease traffic between Estrella Street in Makati City and Barangka Drive in Mandaluyong City.
"Although temporarily-suspended for two (2) months due to COVID-19, we are now seeing significant progress of this ongoing iconic bridge project," said Secretary Villar during the inspection.
Publish Date : 10/20/2020 9:10:45 AM
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is about to bridge the travel gap between the Provinces of Bataan and Cavite with the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar declared the start of detailed engineering design (DED) activities for the mega bridge project that will be carried out in the next 15 months.
Publish Date : 10/20/2020 3:03:06 AM
"The third phase of the P700-million, multi-year road concreting project in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat is set for completion within this year.'
This was announced by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar pertaining to the ongoing road construction under the Roads Leveraging Linkages of Industry and Trade (ROLL-IT) Program funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Publish Date : 10/20/2020 3:01:51 AM
The flood-prone community of Sitio Cabuling in Barangay Saravia, Koronadal City is now safeguarded during the rainy season after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently completed the construction of P14.68-million flood control structures in the area.
Residents have been expressing their gratitude to the DPWH, for building flood control structures that includes an 860-linear meter drainage system supplemented with a 2 by 3 by 6 meter box culvert.
Publish Date : 10/20/2020 2:54:39 AM
A newly-constructed access road has cut the four (4) to five (5) hour hike going to scenic Germohenes Waterfalls in Pinangomhan Village, Biliran, Biliran Province to just five (5) to ten (10) minutes land travel time with a 30-minute walk.
The P92-M access road project, completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), covers a total length of 2.90-kilometer road opening and concreting including the construction of a 100-meter length spillway and rehabilitation of 60-meter existing local road washed out by tropical storm Urduja in 2017.
Publish Date : 10/20/2020 1:21:16 AM
Public Works and Highways Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark Villar announced that the construction of additional modular hospital inside the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) compound in Quezon City is now being fast-tracked to augment hospital's bed capacity for moderate to severe cases of COVID-19.
Secretary Villar said that the additional modular hospital being implemented at LCP is aimed for November 2020 completion.
Publish Date : 10/20/2020 1:17:52 AM
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a modern, two-storey building project for the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division Office (SDO) in Sorsogon City.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the recently-turned-over project inside the Provincial Capitol Compound in Barangay Balogo, Sorsogon City now serves as a well-improved, energy-efficient, eco-friendly workplace for the staff and officials of DepEd-Sorsogon.
Publish Date : 10/20/2020 1:15:41 AM
In an effort to protect lives and properties during rainy season, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is undertaking the rehabilitation of three (3) portions of Pampanga River Flood Control structure in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that DPWH Nueva Ecija 2nd District Engineering Office is hastening the construction of slope protection projects in low-lying areas of Cabiao City and neighbouring municipalities and to ensure smooth travel for motorists traversing the Jose Abad Santos Avenue Road.
Publish Date : 10/20/2020 1:07:32 AM
A 50-bed isolation facility completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was turned over to the Department of Health (DOH) and local government of Nasipit, Agusan Del Norte.
DPWH Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark A. Villar said that the newly constructed quarantine facility will help augment the health care capacity of Municipality of Nasipit and neighboring towns of Agusan Del Norte.
Publish Date : 10/16/2020 1:40:05 AM
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been allocated an initial funding of P76.17 million for the construction of COVID-19 Healthcare Facilities in the different legislative districts of Region 5.
"A total amount of P302.16 million was requested to fund 36 health facility sites identified by concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) and the Department of Health (DOH) in coordination with DPWH which is in charge of procurement and implementation', said Secretary Mark A. Villar.
Publish Date : 10/16/2020 1:39:58 AM
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that a 200-bed capacity isolation facility at the Navotas Centennial Park in C4 Road will soon be ready to serve Navoteños in response to the increasing number of people infected with COVID-19.
"DPWH, through the Malabon Navotas District Engineering Office (MNDEO), is fast-tracking the conversion of 53 container vans that will house patients in order to meet the demand for additional isolation units in Navotas City,' said Secretary Villar
Publish Date : 10/16/2020 1:38:40 AM
A newly-paved access road constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now benefiting abaca farmers and handicrafters in the municipality of Dumingag, Zamboanga Del Sur.
"The improvement of road access in support of "abaca' handicraft processing will encourage more locals to do business that in return will create an additional livelihood and income, boosting economic growth and development in the area', said Secretary Mark A. Villar.
Publish Date : 10/16/2020 1:33:04 AM
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar has issued a policy prescribing the standard design of bicycle lanes along national highways, in an effort to meet the needs and safe access of bicyclists and other road users.
Through Department Order No. 88, series of 2020, Secretary Villar said that new national road and bridge construction or future expansion of projects shall incorporate a bicycle facility contingent on the prevailing road and traffic conditions, but will have no less than 2.44 meters of bicycle path width.
Publish Date : 10/15/2020 1:33:24 AM
Two (2) COVID-19 Isolation Facilities were recently completed and turned-over to local government units (LGUs) of Dagami, Leyte and Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Province.
Public Works and Highways Secretary and isolation czar Mark A. Villar announced the completion of the facilities, which are part of the nationwide program of the Department to augment hospital beds and contain spread of COVID-19 all over the country.
Publish Date : 10/15/2020 1:27:42 AM
The P140.2-million construction of a new Barra Bridge which replaces an old dilapidated steel bridge along Barra-Minaog Road in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte is now substantially-completed.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar said DPWH Regional Office 9 reported that the bridge replacement project in Barangay Barra is now 98.5 percent completed with remaining works on the approaches and road safety markings.