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DPWH-QAU inspects infra projects in Leyte 2

DPWH Quality Assurance Unit

May 8, 2019

CARIGARA, Leyte – To ensure that all infrastructure facilities are in highest efficiency and quality in construction, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) conducted a two-day inspection of projects in Leyte second district.

QAU engineers, Esler Doblas and Dennis Racines led the inspection on May 2-3, 2019. Assigned engineer of each project accompanied the inspection team to provide necessary inputs and data regarding the project.

According to DE Gerald Pacanan, it is important that each infrastructure project is strictly compliant to the design and standard specifications of the department.

“Through this regular inspection of projects, we are able to monitor the quality of these structures and if there are issues, we can immediately address them,” he said.

Among the projects inspected were the flood control structure in Pastrana town, flood mitigation and drainage system in Dulag, seawall in Capoocan, Multi-purpose building in Burauen, and road rehabilitation projects along Bagahupi-Babatngon-Sta. Cruz-Barugo-Carigara road and Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road.

“Building quality and safe infrastructure facilities is our utmost concern. So, we will continue to strengthen the monitoring of our project implementation,” Pacanan said.

The QAU is a quality audit that conducts regular assessment to continuously monitor and assess the on-ongoing and completed projects undertaken by the district. The auditors aim to check whether all infrastructure projects are implemented in compliance to palns and standard specifications of the department.