The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to implement this year P1.37 billion worth of infrastructure projects located at various areas in Northern Mindanao (Region 10).

Officials of the DPWH in Northern Mindanao also said that at least nine infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges are set for public bidding.

These big infra projects will ease up the transport of goods and services and will also boost the growing economic activities in Northern Mindanao region.

The projects will be implemented through the Alternative or Negotiated Method of Procurement pursuant to Rule XVI, Section 53 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Revised Republic Act No. 9418, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.

Engr. Mauro D. Bravo Jr., Asst. Regional Director of DPWH-10 and chairperson of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), said 11 contractors with proven good track record duly classified and registered with the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) and the DPWH Registry of Contractors have already been notified to bid for the projects.

These projects are the rehabilitation/reconstruction/ upgrading of damaged paved national roads along Sayre Highway in Bukidnon District I worth P172.79 million to be constructed for 150 calendar days (CD); Bukidnon District 3, P100 million, 170 CD; along Cagayan de Oro City (CDO) District 1, P86.942 million, 170 CD; and along the Bukidnon-Davao City Road, P83.536 million, 170 CD.

Upgrading from gravel to paved road along the S.H. Aglayan-Zamboanguita Junction in Bukidnon District 2, P50 million, 150 CD; completion/continuation of CDO’s 3rd Bridge Access Road in the CDO inter-districts, P360 million, 270 CD; and Malitbog Bridge along the Misamis Oriental-Bukidnon-Agusan Road in Bukidnon District I, P50 million, 150 CD.

Construction (road opening)/improvement of the Iligan City Circumferential Road, in Lanao del Norte District 1, P375 million, 270 CD; and road to complete the Nautical Highway/rehabilitation along the Butuan-Cagayan de Oro, Iligan City Road in Misamis Oriental District 2, P92 million, 170 CD.

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