Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DPWH chief inspects Bulacan military camp’s facilities

From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 19, 2019): DPWH chief inspects Bulacan military camp’s facilities

INSPECTION. Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar (center) with Bulacan 2nd District Engineering Office district engineer Ramiro Cruz (extreme right), DPWH assistant regional director Denise Ayag (second from right) and Edgardo Pingol (second from left), chief of DPWH Maintenance Section inspect the construction of infrastructure facilities at Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan on Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2019). The construction is part of the government’s goal to show support to soldiers by modernizing and providing more capable facilities for their proper usage. (Photo courtesy of Bulacan 2nd DEO)

SAN MIGUEL, Bulacan — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar inspected on Tuesday the ongoing construction of infrastructure facilities inside a military camp here.

The projects being implemented inside Camp Tecson are under the Department of National Defense (DND)-DPWH Convergence Projects or the "Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad" (TIKAS).

Villar said the projects are part of the government’s effort to modernize the First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) of the Philippine Army Special Operations Command, a unit specializing in anti-guerrilla jungle warfare, raids, ambushes, close-quarters combat, urban warfare and sabotage.

“There is an urgent need to equip the FSRR’s training school by constructing new facilities such as a multi-purpose building and transient quarters that will certainly boost the morale of our soldiers undergoing training here in Camp Tecson,” he said.

A total of four projects amounting to PHP59 million are ongoing and in various stages of implementation while six projects worth PHP83 million will be undertaken in year 2020 as part of the government’s continuous support to the soldiers.

Other improvements being undertaken by the Bulacan 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) are the improvement and asphalt overlay of the camp’s perimeter road and the construction of a clubhouse.

DPWH regional director Roseller A. Tolentino, citing the report of district engineer Ramiro Cruz, said the construction of the administrative/battalion liaison office building, additional motor pool with vehicle repair shop, barracks and a multi-purpose center is set to be completed next year.


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