THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Tuesday that it has a 2021 budget allocation of P1.23 billion for preliminary studies required to implement 82 big-ticket projects.
The projects are now undergoing “feasibility study, preliminary and detailed engineering design, economic analysis, technical study, and traffic impact assessment,” the department said in a statement.
In Luzon, 33 proposed infrastructure projects have received study funding from the department.
“The Luzon projects include the Samson Road to NLEX Connector Link Project under DPWH National Capital Region costing P36.9 million and the Alaminos-Lucap Bypass Road in Pangasinan costing P11 million for Region 1,” it said.
The department allocated P91.4 million for seven projects in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
The CAR projects include the Mongol-Nalbu-Alimit-Nattum-Dulao Road and the Boliwog-Abinuan-Alimit (Mayoyao) Road.
In Region 2, P37.5 million was allocated for the Baybayog Bypass Road and the Quezon-Delfin Abano Road.
“There are four in Region 3 costing P60 million covering San Miguel-Cabanatuan Road and San Leonardo-San Antonio Bypass Road and Concepcion-Mabalacat Bypass Road among others; seven in Region 4-A costing P126.3 million, which include the Batangas Grand Terminal Flyover, Cavite-Batangas Bypass Road, and Tanza-Nasugbu Road,” the department said.
In Region 4-B, P68.6 million was allocated for Sablayan-Sta. Cruz Diversion Road and Lubang Island Circumferential Road.
The funding also covers five projects in Region 5, worth P47.1 million. The projects include the Sipocot Bypass Road and Mabolo-Almeda Bypass Road.
The funding covers studies of 19 projects in the Visayas.
Three projects in Region 6 have been allocated P66.4 million, including the Capiz-Aklan Coastal Road; six in Region 7 worth P106.2 million, including Pamplona-Tanjay City-Bayawan City Road and Mambaling South Boulevard; and 10 projects in Region 8 worth P108.9 million, inclusive of Baybay-McArthur Road and Nabang-Gadgaran Diversion Road.
The department identified 29 projects in Mindanao for study funding.
The Mindanao allocation is for four projects in Region 9 and is worth P71.4 million. They include the Sirawai-Tungawan Diversion Road in Zamboanga del Norte and Putik-Campo Island Diversion Road in Zamboanga City; 11 projects in Region 10 worth P160.4 million, including the Iligan City-Magsaysay Agri-Industrial Road and Dansolihan-Camp Kibaritan-Languindingan Road; four in Region 11 worth P51.5 million, including the Panacan-Bunawan Flyover and Tagum City-Sto. Tomas Diversion Road; two in Region 12 worth P17.4 million, including the Bolebak-Pansud Alternate Road and Midsayap-Libungan Bypass Road; and eight in Region 13 including the Libanga-San Miguel Road and NRJ Santiago-Cantilan Road.
“The Poblacion Sta. Maria-Malungon Road, an inter-regional road connecting Davao del Sur to Sarangani, has also received study funding in the amount of P17.4 million,” the department added. — Arjay L. Balinbin