MANILA — Pace of progress dramatically accelerated in just five months since three groups of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) contractors began the rehabilitation of 18.97-kilometer Marawi Transcentral Road Project-Stage 1 in Lanao Del Sur.
The urgent rehabilitation of transcentral roads damaged by armed-conflict in Marawi City is part of the DPWH flagship infrastructure projects and Build, Build, Build agenda of the President Rodrigo Duterte administration and DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.
In his report to Villar following his inspection, DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations and Technical Services Emil Sadain said with the aggressive push of implementing office UPMO-Roads Management Cluster 1 (Bilateral) led by project director Virgilio Castillo and project manager Francisco Sawali, the construction activities of contractors are everywhere in every area of the PHP970-million road project financed by a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The notable accomplishments are stretches of completed single and double lanes of 280 millimeters portland concrete cement pavement (PCCP) road, excavation, and installation of rectangular line canal for managing water runoff, and laying and compaction of subgrade and subbase materials ready for PCCP pouring.
Sadain was joined in the inspection by Castillo, Sawali, retired general John Dominic Pulido from Office of Secretary Villar, Dr. Reynaldo Medina of Woodfields Consultants Inc., Marawi City rehabilitation action officer assistant director Honorato Saldua Jr., overall project coordinator assistant director Botoanun Baunto, Neijam Langa and project engineers Yacob Mambuay, Reyderick Siozon, and Subhair Pasandalan. (IA/PNA/sovereignph.com)