The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed more than 1,000 road projects in Central Luzon under the 2021 Regular Infrastructure Program in Region 3.
In a statement, the DPWH said among those completed out of the 1,321 road infrastructures were the rehabilitated 98.68-kilometer of road amounting to P2.68 billion; 22.3-kilometer of asphalt overlay project amounting P244 million and rehabilitated 20 bridges costing P428 million.
“We congratulate the hardworking officials, employees, and construction workers of DPWH Regional Office 3 and the DEOs who tirelessly worked on ground in spite of the pandemic for this accomplishment wouldn’t be possible without them,” said DPWH Secretary Roger G. Mercado.
Also completed under the 2021 projects are 19,507 lineal meters of drainage, 43,985 square meters of road with slips slope, and 41,469 square meters of road slope protection structure.
The DPWH also implemented projects of non-infrastructure agencies, like the 55.11 kilometers of farm to market roads following a joint program from the Department of Agriculture.
Also, 70 school buildings were funded by the Department of Education under the Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF).
There were also 12 DpWH infrastructure facilities under the Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad (TIKAS) Program with the Department of National Defese (DND).
The department also linked up with the construction of public markets that were funded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), as well as the 12 COVID-19 temporary treatment and monitoring facilities.
“We are fast-tracking the completion of 297 ongoing projects under the 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and starting the 222 remaining projects to improve mobility and provide better access to services to the people,” said Tolentino.