DPWH assures quality road projects in Vizcaya

  • July 17, 2017
  • Ben Moses Ebreo

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 15(PIA) – The Department of Public Works and Highways(DWPH) here assured that the national road projects previously implemented  in the province have passed the quality standards of the agency.


Engineer Rodolfo Torralba, district engineer of the DPWH’s first engineering district in a letter to vice governor Lambert Galima Jr. said their DPWH Central and Regional offices conduct a Quarterly Quality Assurance Inspection of projects being implemented in the province which are consolidated annually.


“Consequently, we have received a high Annual Rating on Quality Control Performance on project implementation,” he said.


Torralba said their 2015  rating on ARQCP contained in a Memorandum dated March 18, 2016 showed  83.18 percent, making them as ranked 92 out of the 171 district offices in the country while their  2016 ARQCP was  at  79.73 percent based on the Memorandum dated February 16, 2016, making them ranked 41.


He also said that Department Order No. 233 series of 2016 revising limits of delegated authority to regional directors and district engineers bared the following limitations based on approved Detailed Engineering Design, As Staked and As Built Plans, Program of Work, Approved Budget for the Contract and Procure and Implement Projects: Above P200 million – Central Office, Above P50 million up to P200 million- Regional Office and P50 million and below – District Office.


Torralba also added that they are ready and willing to cooperate with other agencies in addressing poor traffic and road safety management here.


“Please furnish us copies of accident reports for us to ascertain the exact location of the accident in order to identify the contractor/s involved and the respective implementing office as much as there are two district offices here and also to ascertain the actual cause of accidents,” he said.


Torralba also denied the deterioration of quality of previously constructed road projects in the province, citing their latest ARQCP ratings.


“Furnish us with data on the name, location and the year the project was completed so that we can provide you with the project profiles for accurate reporting,” he said.


Torralba made the report after the provincial board earlier approved a resolution  seeking inquiry on the implementation of various road projects in the province which allegedly met their untimely and/or early deterioration.(MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)



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