construction of Kaulangohan Flood Control along Biliran
Circumferential Road, Caibiran, Biliran. This project is
under contract with Roving Premier Contractors Inc. worth
DPWH infra projects in Biliran resumes
May 28, 2020
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office resumes construction works of DPWH infrastructure
projects under strict safety guidelines, this after the province is
placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
In an interview with David
Adongay Jr., District Engineer by a local reporter here, he said
that they are strictly following the May 19, 2020 Department Order
No. 39 signed by Sec. Mark Villar, “Revised Construction Safety
Guidelines for the Implementation of DPWH Infrastructure Projects
during the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis” to avoid contagion.
“Nagresume na tayo pero
meron tayong patnubay na sinusunod prior to deployment of workers on
the field based on the aforesaid DO on Construction Safety
Guidelines as well as the minimum health standards ng DOH like
social distancing, proper hygiene, wearing of facemasks at kailangan
yung’ mga workers physically fit,” said Adongay.
He also added that DPWH
engineers assigned at the site are strictly guided by DOLE D.O.13,
series of 1998 and implementation of wearing Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE) required such as but not limited to facemasks, face
shields and long sleeve T-shirts and physical distancing at least
According to Adongay, all
of their 2020 projects are now on-going.
For 2020, Biliran DEO is
implementing a total of 35 projects. Out of this number, 33 are
already on-going while two are completed posting 28.89%
accomplishment as of April 30, 2020.
Adongay said that there
are still 40 projects whose funding is “For Later Release” (FLR) by
the Department under 2020 implementation.
“In case funds for FLR
projects are released, we will immediately start the projects,” said
However, Adongay added
that if reduction of funds for FLR projects is needed because of
COVID-19 crisis, the district office will coordinate with the Local
Government Unit (LGU), Biliran Congressman, and the Governor to
identify priorities that are most in need by the Biliranons.
Moreover, Adongay said
that they will also consider the technical aspect of projects to be
prioritized like Road-Right-Of-Way (RROW) problem to make sure that
all projects will be completed by the end of 2020.
With just only months away
before the year ends, the district office is committed to fast-track
all infrastructures without compromising the quality of its projects
and without compromising the health and safety of the workers during