P105 million diversion road widening project benefits travelling public

Since the widening of certain portions of the diversion road, motorists passing through the area have increased bringing along motorized tricycles which make travel more convenient for the local residents......»»

Category: newsSource: samarnews samarnewsFeb 13th, 2018

Major Legazpi hi-way gets P333.33-M fund

RAWIS, Legazpi City -- The P333.33-million funds for the widening of the Tabon-Tabon- Gabawan-Estanza-Taysan and Puro Road and the construction of Taysan Bridge, all part of the GUICADALE (Guinobatan, Camalig, Daraga and Legazpi City) Platform Road Project in Daraga to this city, had been released, the Department of Public Works….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Public Works dept installs solar studs on Iloilo road

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Monday it has begun installing solar studs as part of its P416.28-million Iloilo Diversion Road rehabilitation project. The 20.99-kilometer road, which stretches from Gen. Luna St. in Iloilo City proper to the Iloilo International Airport, is divided into four sections. “The improvement of this road [...] The post Public Works dept installs solar studs on Iloilo road appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

DPWH opens 2 more lanes at Katipunan Avenue

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed its P55-million widening and flood-control project along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

P40 million road project completed

Samar First District Engineering Office completes the construction of widening/upgrading of access road project leading to Brgy. Manguinoo Seaport to Calbayog Airport......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

GREEN SPACE: Who cares?

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews / 10 October) &'8212;  In July 2017, the Davao Shrine Hills Advocates criticized the lack of coordination among government agencies with regards to both Shrine Hills slope protection and the Diversion Road widening. In response, Dean Ortiz, the DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) spokesman, maintained that, if the local government [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

DPWH-Biliran DEO starts construction for the P172.192M widening project

The Department of Public Works and Highways- Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) has started its construction for the P172.192M widening project along Biliran Circumferential Road as of July, 2017......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017

Fort Bonifacio-Nichols road widening project starts

MANILA, Philippines - The government kicked off the P458-million widening project for the Fort Bonifacio - Nichols Field Road Phase 1 in Taguig City to help.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2017

50 million pesos tourism funded project completed

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) completed the Access Road Project leading to Bangon Falls in Brgy. Tinaplacan, Tinambacan District, Calbayog City, Samar......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Gov’t speeds up spending on infra

Gov’t speeds up spending on infra Mary Grace Padin MANILA, Philippines - The government is aiming to accelerate infrastructure development this year through reforms in the procurement and implementation of projects, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said yesterday. In a statement, the DBM said the improved set of implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9184 or the Procurement Law would help expedite the launch and completion of infrastructure programs in the pipeline. Reforms in the execution of projects, such as the introduction of geo-tagging for improved project monitoring and allowing non-stop construction work to hasten project completion, will also be implemented. “The bold reforms, the pipeline of projects, the hardworking and assertive administration, and the participative citizenry – these will make the dream of making the next six years the Golden Age of Infrastructure achievable,” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said. The government has allocated a total of P847.2 billion for nationwide infrastructure projects this year, up 13.8 percent from a year ago. The amount also accounted for about 25 percent of this year’s budget. Under the General Appropriations Act approved by President Duterte last December, the bulk, or P349.1 billion of the infrastructure budget was allotted to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Department of Agriculture, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and other government agencies and local government units. More than P125 billion was also granted to the Department of Education for the construction and repair of basic education facilities, primary school buildings and technical-vocational laboratories. According to the DBM, the biggest chunk of budget for road construction this year went to the road network services with P216.9 billion, 33.4 percent higher than the 2016 allocation. More than P31.1 billion was allocated for Mindanao Logistics Infrastructure Network project, which will provide highways and bridges across Mindanao to connect cities and provinces to ports and production areas. Other major road projects in 2017 include the P1.5 billion UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct in Katipunan Ave., Quezon City and the P1.2 billion road widening project in the General Luis-Kaybiga-Polo-Novaliches Road, among others. The government has also allotted a total of P12.3 billion for the construction and maintenance of access roads to tourist destinations. The Department of Transportation (DOTr), for its part, will spearhead the construction of bus transport systems that are envisioned to provide efficient, comfortable and inexpensive transportation to commuters in Metro Manila and Cebu......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2017

Tinampo kan Villanueva Ave papahiwason kan DPWH

An oficina rehiyonal kan Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) sa Bikol nagkumpirmar na sa City Hall na idadagos na an road widening project sa M.T. Villanueva Ave. dating Liboton Street mala ngani nagcoconducir na nin survey an obras publica ngan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Mga poste kan Casureco II ulang sa proyecto kan DPWH

Mahiwas na an na-implementar na mga road widening project kan Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) sa Camarines Sur asin Ciudad nin Naga, alagad sagcod sa ngonian mayo pang aksyon an oficina central kan agencia sa pagpahale kan mga ulang na post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

Traffic stopper

Traffic along the national road is put to a halt as contractors of the Department of Public Works and Highways install concrete posts for the bridge-widening project in Paringao, Bauang, La Union yesterday. (Erwin G. Beleo).....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 8th, 2016

Duterte clears Balutan in 5-star PCSO party

President Duterte does not see any problem with the P6-million Christmas party thrown by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Alexander Balutan, saying the activity is acceptable as long as the public benefits from the government’s money......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

ARMM vows continued infra project delivery despite latest Abu Sayyaf attack

THE AUTONOMOUS Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) government has condemned the latest attack by members of the Abu Sayyaf group that left two road project workers dead and two others seriously injured, but vowed to carry on with the implementation of public infrastructure needed for development. “We remain firm in our determination to continue building […] The post ARMM vows continued infra project delivery despite latest Abu Sayyaf attack appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018


A worker monitors the construction of the 35-kilometer road project that will stretch from Bago Aplaya to Sta. Ana wharf. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) aims to complete the construction before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte's term in 2022. (Photo by Kath Cortez).....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Utah Jazz to bid for upcoming All-Star Game

By Kareem Copeland, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz plan to submit a proposal to host the NBA All-Star Game in either 2022 or 2023. The decision comes on the heels of a $125 million renovation to Vivint Smart Home Arena that debuted at the beginning of this season. The 2023 game would be 30 years after the Jazz last hosted the All-Star Game in 1993. "We feel like we're in a great position to be able to be awarded that All-Star Game," Jazz President Steve Starks said. "There's a story to tell about Salt Lake and the Jazz and what we have to offer that we think will be unique." The franchise plans to submit a formal proposal in the next two to three weeks. Don Stirling, the executive vice president of the Jazz ownership group, is leading the project and has been working with NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. A host committee has already been created that includes community leaders and politicians. Los Angeles will host the 2018 game in February followed by Charlotte (2019), Chicago (2020) and Indianapolis (2021). There is a two-year bidding process and the Jazz would continue to push for the game beyond 2023 if Salt Lake City is not selected. Starks believes the growth and development of Salt Lake City will play a major factor in the bid. Salt Lake City International Airport is currently undergoing a $3.6 billion renovation. There are sufficient hotel rooms and a public transportation rail system that continues to expand. The Salt Palace Convention Center, which would host a fan-fest type event, is a block away from the arena. The city also has experience putting on big events, including the Winter Olympics in 2002. "Compared to 30 years ago, our infrastructure is completely different," Starks said. "We knew with the renovation of the arena that would be a catalyst to get back in that conversation again. ... We just felt now would be the best time to tell our story." The team hopes to leverage a partnership with Sundance Film Festival and possibly create a documentary around All-Star weekend and have a sports-related mini film festival. Starks also hopes to capitalize on a growing technology field in the state to put on a unique experience. Nightlife and entertainment options are always a concern in Salt Lake City, but the organization believes that won't be an issue. Stirling noted that All-Star weekend is when the NBA hosts all of its most important guests, from current and former players to owners, business partners and celebrities. "One of the things that ranks very high in the judging is proximity and convenience," Stirling said. "When you land in Salt Lake, you're downtown in 8-10 minutes. The hotels surround the venues that we'll be using. When all is said and done, you have this great big world-wide event and proximity and convenience is really important. And we have that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

P170-M project planned to address perennial flooding in Tacloban

THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now preparing for a P170-million flood control project for Tacloban City, the most urbanized city among those devastated by supertyphoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) in 2013 and continues to suffer from perennial flooding. DPWH-Region 8 Director Edgar B. Tabacon, in a statement, said planning and design […] The post P170-M project planned to address perennial flooding in Tacloban appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

The Mindanao Trust Fund: Supporting Reconstruction and Development in Conflict-affected areas in Mindanao

MAGUINDANAO – Conflict-affected communities in Mindanao are among the poorest in the Philippines suffering from poor infrastructure and lack of basic services, including education and health, weak local governance, and minimal private sector investment, according to a report by the World Bank. It said insecurity has been a major challenge. Frequent armed clashes driven by multiple and inter-related forms of conflict—insurgent groups, clan disputes, and quasi-ideological criminal banditry—have created severe economic dislocation and displacement of people. Armed conflict and poverty are inextricably linked. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), one of the most heavily conflict-affected regions, has poverty incidence of 52.9 percent, almost double the national average. Based on the peace deal with the Philippine government in 2012, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is expected to transition into a social and political movement. One of the key challenges for a successful transition is to help the MILF build development planning, budgeting, and public administration skills within its ranks. The Mindanao Trust Fund or MTF works to enhance access to services and economic opportunities and build social cohesion while enhancing the capacity of local institutions in conflict-affected areas. It supports the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MILF. Based on a 2001 agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF, the BDA is tasked to determine, lead, and manage relief, rehabilitation, and development projects in the conflict-affected areas. It’s a unique project that enables various stakeholders—government, the World Bank, and other development partners—to work with a revolutionary movement in delivering development results even before the signing of a final peace agreement. With an enhanced role of women, the program helps the BDA to deliver community development and income-generating subprojects in communities. This enhances access to basic services such as clean water, roads and day care centers. BDA also works to strengthen community enterprises for employment and income generation. The community-based approach brings people from different groups—Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples—together for the common good, building social cohesion and trust. Over time the program has expanded beyond community development to assist the BDA to develop skills in macro-development planning. A broad package of engagement complements the MTF promoting inclusive growth across Mindanao. For example, US$121 million for farm-to-market roads in Mindanao is included in the nation-wide PRDP while the National Community Driven Development Project is financing US$190 million for CDD activities in Mindanao. Over a decade, 650,000 people (52% of whom are women) in 284 villages have benefitted from 641 subprojects financed by the MTF. The subprojects have included water systems, community centers, sanitation facilities, access roads, post-harvest facilities, and farming and fishing equipment. Eighty-six percent of the beneficiaries say that the project reflected their needs. The subprojects have reduced travel time to market, increased agricultural productivity, reduced post-harvest costs, and increased access to basic services such as clean water. Beneficiaries of income-generating subprojects reported a 10 to 20 percent increase in incomes. About 330,383 women beneficiaries learned skills in community planning and implementation. And 42 community enterprises in 11 villages have been trained in business development to generate sustainable employment and income. The Bangsamoro Development Agency has evolved from a small group of volunteers with no development experience to a leading development agency in Mindanao with 300 staff across seven regional management offices. BDA cooperates with multiple national and international partners, including JICA, WFP, and UNICEF. Bangsamoro Development Plan: the MTF provided technical assistance to help the BDA formulate the first comprehensive economic development blueprint prepared by a non-state armed group. Under the Alternative Learning System project, about 1,832 former combatants, housewives and out-of-school youth reported increased confidence because of improved reading, writing and numeracy abilities. These contributed to their more active participation in community meetings, stronger support for their children’s schoolwork, and better fair farm pricing transactions in city markets. The MTF has remained an important mechanism for consolidating peace and development in Mindanao. Beyond the impact of subprojects at the community level, the program’s ability to converge government and international support to empower Bangsamoro people and institutions to lead in community development seeks to lay the foundation for future sustainable and inclusive development in the Bangsamoro. The program fostered social cohesion by creating spaces for dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples, as well as a diverse mix of local, regional, and national institutional actors. In many remote locations, the project provided the only opportunity for different groups to interact. The increased familiarity built mutual understanding—the basis of trust. Project policies also ensured active and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples and women, who are often otherwise marginalized from decision-making processes at the village level. The participative approach fostered social unity and built trust among stakeholders. In tri-people communities, minority groups shared better understanding and more harmonious relations with Muslims due to the consensus-building nature of CDD/CDR. While residents of remote communities—who had had little to no government access—disclosed growing trust towards government institutions at the end of the project due to the assistance provided by officials. The Bank’s technical and analytical support through the MTF and other engagements supporting peace and development in Mindanao have produced a significant body of literature that helps inform policy dialogues among various stakeholders. For instance, the Land Conflict study prepared for the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission provides short- and medium-term recommendations that can help address land conflict in Mindanao. Also, the Public Expenditure Review in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Contractor sets scheduled closure of bridge in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) – Mangima Bridge in Manolo Fortich town, Bukidnon will be closed to traffic for some hours from January 26 to 29 due to the Department of Public Works and Highways’ bridge widening project. The Public Affairs, Information and Assistance (PAIA) division of the Office of the Provincial Governor announced […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Subway, road project loans eyed for signing

Agreements for two Japanese government-financed projects worth a total of $1.01 billion are expected to be signed before the end of this month, the Finance department said on Wednesday. The deals involve the first tranche of the 104.5-billion yen ($929.1 million) loan for the first phase of the Metro Manila Subway Project and the 9.399-billion [...] The post Subway, road project loans eyed for signing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018