By Jesusa S. Avena
The Provincial Engineer’s Office (PEO) reported the physical status of the different infrastructure projects in the province.
The completed projects in the province include the construction of 50-Bed Hospital (Phase II) of the Emergency Room/Out Patient Department and Phase I of the Dietary/Linen/Laundry Building of Matilde A. Olivas District Hospital, Stadium (Phase IV), additional 5-Span and the completion of 10-Span and Sports Facility, Phase IV of the Cagayan Sports Complex (Tuguegaro City), the Eco-Tourism Park (Tuguegarao City), Guising Phase I & II (Gattaran), Labben (Allacapan) and Sinigpit (Sanchez Mira) SWIP , Portabaga Diversion Dam (Phase II) (Sta. Praxedes), Cambong FMR (Lallo), Bugnay Water System Phase III (Tuao) and Multi-Purpose Pavement with Basketball Court (Barangays Lallayug, Bicok, Naruangan & Culung (Tuao), Cunig-Piggatan FMR (Gattaran), Namuac Road (Sanchez Mira).
Meanwhile, some of the infra projects completed this June 2013 were the Lacambini Multi-Purpose Center Phase II (Tuao), repair of Provincial Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Building (Tuguegarao City), Duyun Lake Irrigation and Drainage Canal (Rizal), Maraburab FMR (Alcala), Labben (Allacapan) and Guising (Gattaran) SWIP (Phase II), improvement and repair of Abulug Community Hospital and Alcala Municipal Hospital, repair of Don Alfonso Enrile Memorial District Hospital (Gonzaga), improvement of the Track Oval at Cagayan Sports Complex (Tuguegarao City), Duyun Lake Irrigation (Rizal), rehabilitation of Dublon FMR (Alcala) and Bitag Pequeño (Baggao), opening of Nabbanatan FMR (Sta. Ana), concreting of Baybayog-Baggao San Jose Road (Masical Section), concreting of Namuac Road (Sanchez Mira), Daisy St. and Sampaguita St. (Iguig) and concreting of Sto. Niño Road (Sto. Niño).
PEO also has continuing projects like the construction of Guising SWIP Phase III (Gattaran), scour protection of Barangay Isabel (Buguey), canal along Piggatan SWIP (Alcala), concreting of Centro Baggao (Temblique Section), rehabilitation of Lacambini Water System Phase III (Tuao), 3 units artesian well with 2.0m x 2.0m x 0.10m platform (Tuao), Iraga-Tamban Road (Alcala), concreting of Bunagan Street (Enrile), slope protection along Maguiling-Dungao Road Palusao Section (Sto. Nño), construction of the Love A Victim (LAV) Center Phase I (Tuguegarao City), Perimeter Fence at New Provincial Jail (Tuguegarao City) and Multi-Purpose Center Phase I (Tuao), improvement of the Track Oval at Cagayan Sports Complex and also construction, repair, expansion and improvement of district hospitals in the province.
According to PEO, millions of funds were allocated by the Provincial Government of Cagayan’s (PGC’s) 20% Development Fund and Supplemental Budgets from the General Fund. The Department of Agriculture and Department of Health also provided funds to support the infrastructure projects in the province.