Monday, September 12, 2011

Flyover in Cagayan de Oro Ready for Inauguration, Says DPWH

By Apipa Bagumbaran

LOCAL NEWS – The 195 lineal-meter flyover at the junction of Sitio Puerto, Barangay Bugo and Sayre highway, towards Bukidnon, here, is now ready for inauguration and turnover.
This was announced by Engr. Leonald L. Pecore, Resident Engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), in region 10, during a recent media forum at the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), region 10.
He said construction of the Puerto-Sayre flyover, started last March 28, some five (5) days after its groundbreaking by President Benigno C. Aquino III, when he visited Cagayan de Oro, last March 23.
It is expected to be completed, this coming Sept. 28, yet. However, it was already completed, last August 31.
The project, Pecore said, is made of modular superstructure materials with four (4) piers supported on 1.5m diameter bored piles.
The flyover, which is expected to ease the traffic congestion in the area during peak hours, is implemented by the DPWH under the President’s Bridge Program Office (PBPO) in coordination with the City Government of Cagayan de Oro.
Costing Php362-million, the project is funded by the COFACE Export Credit Guarantee Assistance of the French Government, he added.
Pecore also announced that the on-going construction of the Cagayan de Oro City International Trade and Convention Center is already 29.32 percent completed.
An ideal place for international and national trade exhibits, seminars and conventions, the center to be constructed has an estimated cost of Php758-million and will have seating capacity of approximately 7,700.
Meanwhile, DPWH-10 Construction Division Chief, Engr. Dante G. Caylo, disclosed that their regional office has a total appropriation of Php4.22 billion for a total of 97 projects, this year.
He said projects costing below Php50-million and implemented by the respective District Engineering Offices in the region amounted to Php1.438 billion for a total of 76 projects.
Projects worth above Php50-million and implemented by the DPWH Regional Office amounted Php2.783 billion for a total of 21 projects.


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