Friday, November 29, 2013

Employ local residents in reconstruction projects, contractors told

From the Website of PIA

Employ local residents in reconstruction projects, contractors told
Friday 29th of November 2013
MANILA, Nov 29 -- Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson has strictly ordered private contractors now undertaking reconstruction works on damaged infrastructure in Central Visayas  and the construction of temporary shelters in Eastern Visayas  to employ local labor.

“See to it that the private contractors must utilize local labor especially those affected by these calamities to enable them to bounce back to their normal lives,” Secretary Singson said as he directed DPWH Regional Directors and District Engineers, now temporarily assigned to oversee the construction works of temporary shelters in Eastern Visayas.

Those DPWH Regional Directors temporarily assigned are: NCR Director Reynaldo Tagudando in Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte; Region IV-A Director Huillio Belleza in Ormoc City; and, Region V Director Danilo Dequito in Eastern Samar.

Tagundando has reported that construction works for the temporary shelters in Barangay Abucay, Tacloban City and in the Government Center in Palo, Leyte are now on-going, while the others are just awaiting the delivery of construction materials on site.

With the additional four (4) new sites in Tacloban City, the DPWH is now undertaking the construction of 230 units of temporary shelters or bunkhouses  in 21 sites in Tacloban City; Palo, Leyte; Ormoc City; municipalities of Basey, and Marabut in  Samar; and in the  municipalities of Guian, Hernani and Giporlos in Eastern Samar.

Meanwhile, DPWH Region 8 Director Rolando Asis has reported the deployment of a total of 379 units of heavy equipment and other construction equipment, 306 units from DPWH and 69 units from private contractors, comprising of dumptrucks, payloaders, backhoe, bulldozer, barges, water truck, shuttle buses, generator sets, etc. in various areas in Eastern Visayas. (DPWH)

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