PALO, Leyte, (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now 70 percent complete with the P740-million post-Yolanda infrastructure repair project in Eastern Visayas proposed last year.

DPWH Regional Director Rolando M. Asis said the total project cost represents the 2013 appropriation for the regional office and four other district engineering offices.

“Of the 26 projects, seven of these have already been completed as of October 31 and 19 are still ongoing,” Asis said.

Projects being supervised by the regional office got the biggest share at P303.34 million, followed by Southern Leyte district office (P216.72 million), Samar first district office (P192.38 million), Leyte first district office (P23.07 million) and Leyte 3rd district office (P5 million).

Projects include repair of government buildings, river flood control, seawall rehabilitation, repair of damaged road pavement, bridge reconstruction, and drainage repair.

“With the present pace of project implementation, we expect that rehabilitation projects programmed for 2013 will be finished on January 2015,” the DPWH regional chief said.

Aside from 2013 allocations for post-Yolanda infrastructure rehabilitation, the regional office also received P304.16 million funds for 2014 for regular Yolanda infrastructure program and additional P585.59 million supplemental budget for this year. (PNA)