SoCot completes P214-M infra projects in 2006

Engr. Bernard Dormitorio, Provincial Engineering Office (PEO) chief, said the completed projects covered at least 47 construction, rehabilitation and repair of various infrastructure.


He said 10 more projects worth P59.1 million that started last year have yet to be completed.


"The provincial government spent at least P96.824 million for all these 57 projects while the national government shared P165.976 million," Dormitorio said.


Dormitorio said the bulk of the infrastructure funds went to the repair and maintenance of 537 kilometers of provincial roads that comprise 82 percent of the 655-km provincial road system.


These covered 94 kms in Polomolok, 79.9 kms in Koronadal City, 64.7 kms in Banga, 55.3 kms in Tampakan, 52.1 kms in Norala, 49 kms in Tupi, 46.8 kms in T'boli, 41 kms in Tantangan, 30.5 kms in Surallah and 23.3 in Sto. Nino.


Aside from these, the PEO also repaired and maintained 21 bridges, upgraded the junction to national highway in Polomolok and constructed the finance building and the Integrated Provincial Health Office annex building.


The PEO also reported that the Asian Development Bank-funded Ned-Sepaka Road project is now almost complete.


The other completed projects were at least four roads, a bridge, 34 buildings and related structures, six drainage control systems, a flood control system, two box culverts and five water systems.