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MAASIN CITY, May 31 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office here surpassed its financial management target for April, this year, landing in the sixth spot among 183 district engineering offices nationwide.

“Meeting our target is already a hard task to achieve, that’s why we are elated that we managed to accomplish a 94.94 percent actual absorptive capacity, which even put us to the top 10 engineering offices in the country in this regard,” DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineer Manolo A. Rojas in a press statement said.

For April, DPWH Southern Leyte aimed a 58 percent achievement of its absorptive capacity, he said.

“This just shows that we have efficient management of our financial resources in the office and that our concerted efforts to deliver our services and projects to the public have paid off,” Rojas added.

Meanwhile, Finance Section Chief Datesy Angeli Mahusay said that the faster bidding process, close monitoring of pre-detailed engineering works, and immediate obligation of the district office’s project allocations are few of the factors that contributed to the district’s high absorptive capacity.

Mahusay said this will boost the DPWH’s procurement process, resulting to immediate obligation of projects.

For the next quarter, the office will attempt to exceed the absorptive capacity target and aim a higher rank nationwide, Rojas ended.

The financial management service is determinate on the absorptive capacity of the district in terms of obligation of allotment, disbursement rate, and notice of cash allocation.

Currently, the office got an allocation of P3.4 billion for the construction of 168 regular projects for Southern Leyte province.

The field office here maintains 299 kilometers of national roads and 155 bridges, built in 18 towns and one city. (ldl/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte))