By Marie Tonette Grace Marticio
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (SLDEO) has published over P1.5 billion worth of projects for 2019.
DPWH Southern Leyte chief Ma. Margarita Junia disclosed that at least 51 out of 65 projects have been advertised and are ready for bidding.
She added they are targeting to complete the pre-construction process before the end of the year in order for the civil works to be in full swing next year.
“With the implementation of cash-based budgeting next year and in support to the administration’s Build, Build, Build program, we have to make sure that projects are up and running early of 2019,” Junia noted.
Among the projects bid out by DPWH-Southern Leyte as early as October are the P50 million Liloan-San Ricardo Circumferential Road, P69 million widening of Bogasong Bridge in Libagon town and P37 million widening of Maac Bridge in Sogod town.
“We managed to bid out some of these projects starting October 23 since we have started the preparation of pre-detailed engineering activities (PDE) as early as July. In the previous years, we started the conduct of PDE every October,” Junia added.