maintenance works in Leyte
DPWH Leyte 2nd LED
March 28, 2019
CARIGARA, Leyte –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second
district engineering office intensifies maintenance works as it aims
to improve overall road performance rating.
In a recent visit, DPWH
Region VIII director Nerie Bueno commended the district for the
clean road sides and carriageway along the national highway and
noticed a major improvement compared to her previous inspection.
According to district
engineer Gerald Pacanan, this is a manifestation of the
much-improved maintenance force, as seen in their works and
It can be noted that upon
his assignment as the new district engineer of Leyte 2, he initiated
a dialogue with the maintenance point persons and field workers,
seeking their full cooperation and commitment to improve the
Maintenance section chief
Francisco Robin, Jr. expressed his commitment to efficiently
supervise the maintenance works of the district and keep up with the
targets through strict and outright compliance to the standards and
requirements of DPWH.
During the coordination
meeting with public utility companies on March 6 this year, Robin
appealed to the utility providers to do their part in maintaining
their distribution lines as the district is the one being
He suggested to the
electric cooperatives to provide permanent support structure to
their sagging transmission lines in some road sections.
instructed all the employees of the district traversing the national
highway under its area of jurisdiction, to note observations on road
defects such as potholes, alligator cracks, major scaling, shoving
and corrugation, pumping and depression, faded road markings,
inverted shoulder, lush vegetation, clogged drains, and open
He added that this is
important for the maintenance workers so that they could immediately
take appropriate actions on restoring these defects.
“The works of our
maintenance people mark the impression of our office. Let us sustain
our momentum and work hand in hand to attain our goals,” he
Leyte second district
engineering office is tasked to maintain 206 kilometers of national
road and 55 bridges.