DPWH Allocates P1.23 billion for Feasibility Projects of Infrastructure Projects Nationwide
According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), a total of P1.23 billion has been allocated under the 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA) for the feasibility studies of 82 infrastructure projects nationwide.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said that these projects are undergoing preliminary and detailed engineering design, economic analysis, technical studies, and traffic impact assessment.
“On top of thousands of ongoing projects under DPWH, 82 new high-impact projects are being studied so we can further improve road network across the country,” he said. “Timely studies are critical as they lay the foundation for the implementation of civil works phase.”
Villar said that in Luzon, 33 proposed projects have already received government funding amounting to P36.9 million and P11 million for the Ilocos region. Meanwhile, the Cordillera Administrative Region has received PHP94.4 million for seven projects; four in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) worth PHP37.5 million; four in Region 3 (Central Luzon) -- PHP60 million.
Other funding for projects includes seven in Region 4-A (Calabarzon) -- PHP126.3 million; four in Region 4-B (Mimaropa) worth PHP68.6 million; five projects in Region 5 (Bicol) -- PHP47.1 million
In the Visayas region, 19 projects composed of three in Region 6 costing PHP66.4 million; six in Region 7 (Central Visayas) costing PHP106.2 million; the 10 projects in Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) -- PHP108.9 million
In Mindanao, 29 projects: Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) - PHP71.4 million; 11 projects in Region 10 (Northern Mindanao) -- PHP160.4 million; four projects in Region 11 (Davao) costing PHP51.5 million; two projects in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) with PHP17.4 million’ and eight projects in Region 13 (Caraga).
The Poblacion Sta. Maria-Malungon Road, an inter-regional road connecting Davao del Sur to Sarangani has also received study funding amounting to PHP17.4 million.