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PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 28, 2012


DPWH Samar to uphold mantra on right project, right cost, right quality

by Ninfa B. Quirante

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, Jan. 28 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Samar First Engineering Distict affirms it will continually uphold the Department's mantra on on right project, right cost and right quality in its implementation of projects.

In a statement, Engr Virgilio Eduarte, District Engineer of the DPWH Samar’s First Engineering District,said the upholding of the Agency's mantra was emphasized during the planning for DPWH 2013 Infrastructure Program seminar.

Engr. Duarte said the participants in the seminar were directed to be guided by the strategic policies and programs which include good governance, anti-corruption program, upgrading the quality and safety of national road and bridges and strategic convergence.

“Targetted outcomes were based on the Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) from 2010 to 2016 which will center on National Arterial Roads, National Secondary Roads and National Bridges corollary to President Benigno S. Aquino lll administration’s program for peace and economic development in the Province of Samar,” said the district engineer.

As part of the thrust of making DPWH a transparent and accountable organization, Engr. Raquel Sumayo who is the chief of the Planning and Design Section bared the new process in their planning follows the Project Development Cycle of the Department. Data collected which are the output of the Roads and Bridges Inventory and Analysis (RBIA) go through evaluation and analysis before a final list of projects is released.

Meanwhile, as part of upholding the Department's mantra, the same engineering district recently conducted a seminar on Detailed Unit Price Analysis (DUPA) where the preparation of program of work which now put emphasis on detailed unit price analysis, was tackled. It also gave emphasis on the output per item, the rate of labor and equipment on a per hour basis.

The seminar also tackled the new policy on locally funded civil works projects. All projects below 20 million will be approved by the District Engineer, projects above Php 20 up to P50 M are approved by the Regional Director and those projects above Php 50-P200 M approved by the DPWH UnderSecretary for Technical Services while above Php 200 M for the approval of the Secretary, Engr. Eduarte said. (PIA 8-Samar with G Gomez and B Banocia)

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