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DPWH Bicol gets additional equipment for calamity response

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office in Bicol has received new heavy equipment to intensify its disaster response operations.

The DPWH Bureau of Equipment (BOE) turned over recently a 16-meter reach amphibious excavator and three units of 10-cubic meter capacity dump trucks were recently turned-over in Bicol.

Last June, two units wheeled excavators, one amphibious excavator, one tractor head with low bed trailer, one truck mounted crane, and three service pick-ups were also delivered.

DPWH Regional Director Virgilio C. Eduarte said that the equipment were donated to boost the region’s calamity response efforts.

“These units form part of the P126 million worth of equipment allotted for this region as quick response to calamities and other disaster risk reduction activities,” said DPWH Regional Director Virgilio C. Eduarte.

Additionally, the newly-constructed Equipment Management Division/Albay 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) Guard House was inaugurated to serve as a station for security enforcers responsible in conducting round-the-clock surveillance for security of government assets