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Secretary Bonoan Calls for Unity in DELP 2022 Convention

Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan

Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan was the keynote speaker for the District Engineers League of the Philippines (DELP) National Midyear Convention 2022 held at the Manila Hotel on Friday, July 22, 2022.

In his speech, Secretary Bonoan highlighted orders from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and identified some of the policies that he will be implementing in the Department for the next six (6) years.

According to Secretary Bonoan, President Marcos has personally ordered him to prioritize the implementation of ongoing projects, particularly unfinished bridge projects and critical infrastructure that will address traffic congestion, and promote interregional connection.

DPWH DELP 2022“We will put priority on projects that would contribute to the immediate turnaround of our economic recovery, and this means focusing on ongoing projects that are very vital in transportation continuity,” said Secretary Bonoan.

Secretary Bonoan also noted that he does not intend to micromanage the Department but he expects every official and employee to work in unity, and ensure that projects are implemented prudently, and at the earliest possible time.

He said that he also wants improvements in yearly disbursement, as he urged District Engineers to be realistic in putting up budget that is doable within the year period.

“Let me remind all of you that while we have the authority to spend for two years, nevertheless let us work together to be able to deliver beyond what is expected of us,” said Secretary Bonoan.

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