Construction firm R.D. Interior Junior Construction who volunteered to work on the emergency construction of temporary shelters for Yolanda victims’ decided not to accept any payment for the completed project and instead took it as a social responsibility of the Tuguegarao City-based builder.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has restored connectivity to coastal villages of Lanao del Norte as it opens today (January 27, 2014) the constructed Larapan temporary steel bridge, two weeks after it was damaged by flashfloods caused by a low pressure area.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) National Capital Region Director (NCR) Reynaldo Tagudando has alerted all concerned District Engineering Offices (DEOs) to put in effect the latest authority received by the DPWH from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to resume with its concrete re-blocking and road repair activities, covering five road sections in Mandaluyong, Quezon and Caloocan City, from 10:00 p.m. of January 24, 2014, Friday, until 5:00 a.m. of January 27, 2014, Monday.
Technical personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 8 are now undertaking survey works for the rehabilitation plan for the landslide-affected section of Daang Maharlika in Southern Leyte.
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson received U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg during a courtesy visit at the DPWH Central Office.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will partner with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the University of the Philippines (UP) Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry in its infrastructure planning for roads, bridges and flood control projects.
DPWH Region 11 Director Mariano L. Alquiza said that a total of nine bridges were affected in Southern Mindanao (Davao Region) with six of them not passable as strong current of floodwater damaged bridge structure.
Moderate to heavy rains over the weekend due to a low-pressure area (LPA) has rendered some roads in Caraga (Region 13) and Davao Region (Region 11) impassable.
Responding to observations from the international community, the Department Public Works and Highways will adjust the sizes of the temporary shelters or bunkhouses for Yolanda survivors to conform to acceptable international standards.
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson said that bunkhouses constructed in identified sites by concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) comprising 24 units for same number of families were completed at a cost of P836,017 which is lower than the original estimated cost of P959,000.