TABUK CITY, Kalinga March 08 – The Department of Public works and Highways-Lower Kalinga District Engineering Office (DPWH-LKDEO) recorded a one hundred percent accomplishment in the implementation of some sixty fourinfrastructure projects worth over P1.65 billion last year.
DPWH-LKDEO officer-in-charge Engr. Ruby Uyam said that the 64 infrastructure projects implemented last year composed of some 12 projects having individual project costs amounting to P50 million up to P150 million or approximately amounting to P1,048 billion and some 52 projects having individual project costs of less than P50 million or amounting to more than P601 million combined.
She claimed that the DPWH-LKDEO was able to accomplish these with the active participation of project implementers and concerned sectors that paved the way for the sustainable implementation of infrastructure projects within the agency’s jurisdiction.
DPWH-LKDEO is in charge of the implementation of nationally-funded infrastructure projects in Tabuk city and the towns of Pinukpuk, Rizal and Tanudan.
Uyam expressed her gratitude to all concerned sectors, local government units and the partners of the agency for ensuring the successful implementation of the funded infrastructure projects pursuant to project standards and specifications of improved infrastructure within the agency’s jurisdiction.
On the other hand, Uyam revealed that for this year, the DPWH-LKDEO was allotted more than P3.3 billion worth of infrastructure projects that were already subjected to the procurement process short of award to ensure that the funded projects will be implemented and completed within the year pursuant to the cash-based budgeting now being implemented by the various government agencies.
However, she explained that the DPWH-LKDEO will only be in charge of the implementation of the more than P2.8 billion worth of infrastructure projects lodged with the district office since some P300 million worth of projects will be actually implemented by the regional office while some P100 million worth of similar infrastructure projects will be given to the Upper Kalinga District Engineering Office which has jurisdiction on the identified location of the funded project.
The DPWH-LKDEO official asserted that the agency always ensures that the projects that it implements within its area of jurisdiction will conform with the prescribed project standards and specifications to guarantee that the completed infrastructure projects will last their economic life which will be beneficial to the public who will be using the said projects.
Kalinga is one of the provinces in the Cordillera that was able to be provided with a significant funding for the sustained implementation of programmed infrastructure projects that will contribute to the ongoing development in the different parts of the province to increase opportunities for the economic activities of the people living in the remote communities.