walk-the-line inspection along major roads in Leyte 2
DPWH 2nd LED
April 29, 2019
CARIGARA, Leyte –
In anticipation to the upcoming regular field inspection of the
Bureau of Maintenance (BOM), the Department of Public Works and
Highways (DPWH) Leyte second district engineering district initiated
a walk-the-line inspection along the national roads.
According to Gerald
Pacanan, DPWH Leyte 2 district head, it is important to conduct this
type of inspection to make sure that the maintenance works of the
district are in strict compliance to the standards and requirements
of the department.
During inspection, the
office has noted several road sections particularly in Dagami town
area affected by the excavation works and pavement breakings of a
water utility company.
Immediately, the district
has sent a notification to the utility provider for the restoration
of the said road portions as it may cause accidents and
inconvenience to the motorists.
“As the government’s top
agency in the maintenance of the national roads and bridges the
safety of the travelling public is our utmost concern. Likewise, if
these defects are not properly restored, it could affect the overall
performance rating of the district,” Pacanan said.
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 district’s performance.
“I have seen a
much-improved maintenance force in this district and I hope this
would reflect in our standing with the inspection of BOM,” said
BOM is primarily tasked
with the maintenance of the nation's public works and highways
facilities. Relative to this, it is engaged in the continuous
conduct of field inspections to effectively monitor maintenance
activities of the district engineering offices.
Leyte second district
engineering office is tasked to maintain 206 kilometers of national
road and 55 bridges.