Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DPWH rushes completion of major projects in Dagupan City

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Department of Public Works & Highway-2nd District Engineering Office that is based here is about to complete the upgrading of the concrete road at the stretch of A.B Fernandez Avenue in Dagupan City. 
District Engineer Elpidio "Pidiong"
Paragas of the 2nd District Engi-
neering Office of the DPWH
According to its new District Engineer Elpidio Paragas, LLB, the remaining works to be done are the pedestrian sidewalk's painting and the concrete pavement.
 Paragas, a native here, said these were not included in the original program of work in the construction of the P49 million road elevations. Paragas stressed that these entails additional work time equivalent to 30 calendar year. 
The revised target completion date of the projects that include the additional work time will be on October 22, 2013.
 This project was inspected by the engineers of the Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) who hailed from the central office of the DPWH in Manila. 
 Their observations, findings, and recommendations are being implemented by the 2nd District Engineering Office through the private contractors to ensure durability, worthiness, and good quality of the project.
 Meanwhile, the office is rushing the design and the construction of Mangueragday Bridge along Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan City and San Fabian town to ensure that the fund intended for it will not be reverted by the end of Calendar Year 2013. 
According to Paragas the construction consists of detour road, dismantling of the old steel bridge, and the construction of its sub-structure that constitute the Phase 1 of the project.
 “They would be started before the end of the year,” he said. Moreover, to ensure effective and efficient drainage system along the national road in Barangay Tapuac in Dagupan City, the office is now constructing drainage concrete canal adjacent to NEL-AR’s residence which will contain the excess surface run-off water that will egress to the creek at the back of CSI Mall. 
Paragas said the survey of the river bank at Pantal River in Dagupan City is ongoing. He stressed that it is being done by his office to prepare the protection structure of the river bank.

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