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DPWH readying for work on Davao twin tunnels
« on: September 13, 2021, 08:45:08 AM »

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are now readying the specialized equipment to work for the Davao twin tunnels, a key component of the 45.5 kilometer Davao City bypass road project in Southern Mindanao.

In a statement on Sunday (Sept. 12), Sec. Mark Villar said the arrival of the equipment on-site in Davao City signals more intensified excavation activities in the next coming days for the tunnelís north and south portal.

Villar said the entire bypass road project that will start in Brgy. Sirawan, Toril, Davao City and will end at Brgy. J.P. Laurel, Panabo City will enhance the transport logistics in Davao Region.

Meanwhile, DPWH Usec. for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil Sadain said that the first blast using drill machine to excavate two (2)-tube mountain tunnels are targetted by the early last quarter of 2021.

In his report to Villar, Sadain said the contractor is almost ready with their tunnel diggers as the DPWH UPMO team is looking forward to the commissioning of tunneling equipment to excavate the 2.3-kilometer mountain tunnel.


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