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DPWH pump-priming rojects now almost complete

by Boy Dacumos

Davao City (22 January) -- DPWH XI regional director Osop Ali bared in his latest report to DPWH Secretary Victor Domingo that 83 of the 97 pump priming projects in region eleven is almost complete.

There are according to Dir. Ali, 97 pump priming projects in region eleven worth P3.6 billion of which 83 are now completed while 14 are fast nearing completion.

These projects are distributed as follows: Compostela Valley District Engineering Office, 6 projects worth P308 million; Davao City District Engineering Office, 23 projects worth P329,580 million; Davao City Sub DEO, 8 projects worth P53 million; Davao del Norte DEO, 8 projects worth P242,220 million; Davao del Sur II DEO, 21 projects worth P551,330 million; Davao Oriental 1st DEO, 3 projects worth P75 million; Davao Oriental 2nd DEO, 7 projects worth P104 million; and the Regional Office with 16 projects worth P1,808,620 billion.

"These projects are intended to boost the economy as the projects, which are mostly roads will directly benefit the end-user such as traders who will be moving goods and services all throughout the region thus contribute to the economic activities of region eleven," Ali said.

On the other hand, two multi-billion funded State of the-nation-address (SONA) projects of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo are likewise fast nearing completion, these are (1) the 83-kilometer rehabilitation/improvement along the Surigao del Sur-Davao Oriental Coastal Road (Manay-Boston Section); and the 57-kilometer improvement/concerning of Kapalong-Talaingod-Valencia Road.

These 2 projects are worth P3.3 Billion and is now 99.65 percent completed.

The DPWH-XI is also about finished with its 2009 school building projects worth P71.5 million for a total of 89 projects. As of January 15, 2010 a total of 80 projects have already been completed for an accomplishment equivalent to 96.17 percent.

Also, on the construction of farm-to-market roads the DPWH-XI District Engineering offices implemented a combined total of 46 projects worth P191 million. Already 45 of these projects have been completed for an accomplishment equivalent to 99.82 percent. (DPWH XI) [top]

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