PEO banners dep’t thrust, accomplishments
By Mary Grace P. Santos
CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – The Provincial Engineering Office (PEO), under the dynamic leadership of Engr. Enrico Yuzon, presented their department’s thrust and accomplishments for the first semester (January-June 2016) during today’s flag-raising ceremony held at the Capitol Grounds, this City.
Aspiring to provide infrastructure projects and technical engineering services that will be beneficial to Bataeños, in response to their developmental needs, the PEO also institutes projects that will improve the quality of lives of people and those that will be integrated with the goals in public service.
Based on the Local Government Code or the Republic Act No. 7160, the Provincial Engineer shall take charge of the engineering office and is mandated to initiate, review, recommend changes in policies and objectives, plans and programs, techniques, procedures and practices in infrastructure development and public works, in general, of the provincial government.
The Provincial Engineer is also the one who advises the Provincial Governor on infrastructure, public works, and other engineering matters; administer, coordinate, supervise and control the construction, maintenance, improvement and repair of roads, bridges and other engineering and public work projects.
Moreover, the Provincial Engineer provides engineering services to all the local government units concerned, including investigation and survey, engineering designs, feasibility studies and project management.
For the 2016 Department Thrust and Accomplishments for the first semester, in terms of infrastructure and development services, the PEO implements and coordinates locally and nationally funded government infrastructure projects in accordance with the plans and programs of the province.
With the construction/rehabilitation of classrooms and other ancillary facilities, the office targeted 100 classrooms and it has constructed 54 or a total of 54 percent accomplishment.
The office completed various projects with their corresponding percentage of completion namely: road construction/rehabilitation and maintenance-111.39 percent; bridge construction/rehabilitation-75.36 percent; construction/rehabilitation of various public buildings-140 percent; flood control projects-40 percent; development of water systems-80 percent; provision of educational furniture and fixtures-73.04 percent; completion of 1Bataan Command Center-25 percent and the preparation of documentary requirements for external fund sources with 100 percent.
The PEO also serves as a support to operations in a manner that it provides engineering, technical and substantive support to the functions and projects of other departments and national agency counterparts by the end of 2016
For its plans, programs and activities (PPAs), out of 24 technical and coordination meetings and conference, the office has attended 13 meetings, and out of the 10 assessments made as a member-committee for acquisition and disposal of property in favor of the province, the PEO is already half-way through.
As the office takes part in providing assistance to local and national events, it has accomplished a hundred percent as it furnished assistance in the events such as the Medical Mission at Mariveles District Hospital, Padyakan sa Bataan 2016, Bataan Day Celebration 2016, Multi-Agency Election Monitoring at Camp Cirilo Tolentino and the 1Bataan Green Legacy.
As the office provides support and technical assistance to the MBDA during events, activities and road situations when needed, it has assisted seven activities out of 12 events aimed.
Also, the office gives logistical and technical assistance to PDRRMO during events, activities and calamity/disaster response situations wherein out of the 12 activities it eyes to achieve, it has assisted six activities.
As of June 30, 2016, the Provincial Engineering Office has realized 70.81 percent of its target for the first semester of the year.