Government completes 3 vital infra projects in Caraga Region

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) disclosed that three big projects under President Arroyo’s State-of-the-Nation Address (SoNA) in the Caraga Region have been completed.

The DPWH said the completed projects include the Cortes-Tandag-Marihatag Section under Packages 3 and 4; the Marihatag-Hinatuan-Bislig Section under Packages 1, 2, 6 and 12; and the Bislig-Boston Section under Packages 10 and 11.

Caraga DPWH Regional Director Dr. Evelyn T. Barroso said the completed projects are part of the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road.

According to Barroso, the cost of the three vital projects reached at least P1,453,375,000.00.

The region’s public works and highways chief also said that two projects under the Presidential Directive (PD) were also completed ahead of schedule.

These PD projects include the Dinagat Island Road Network on Dinagat Islands Province that has nine projects, and the Hawilian-Salug-Sinakungan road in the province of Agusan del Sur which consisting of two road projects.

Barroso said that the completed road will connect the region to Bukidnon Province.

The appropriation of Dinagat Island Road Network was P120 million while the Hawilian-Salug-Sinakungan Road was P90 million.

The completed SoNA and PD projects are expected to boost the continuing full economic development and progress in the Caraga Region and nearby areas, it was gathered.

Meanwhile, DPWH in Caraga Region has garnered several awards for its exemplary and laudable performances during the awarding ceremony on Thursday at the DPWH Central Office in Manila.

It was gathered that Barroso got the No. 3 post as “Most Outstanding Regional Director” nationwide.

The Caraga DPWH construction team also got the No.2 spot as “Most Outstanding Regional Construction Team,” while the Butuan City District Engineering Office (DEO) under Nick Alameda as “Most Improved DEO” in the entire DPWH nationwide. (muc, mb)

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