Koronadal City- Refleeting heavy equipment is one of the priorities of Secretary Rogelio L. Singson. The Equipment Refleeting Program of Department of Public Works and Highways aimed to expedite road projects by replacing old and damaged equipment with new and high-tech ones.

The fourth batch of the said program for DPWH XII was delivered on the first week of February by the Bureau of Equipment (BOE), Central Office through the Equipment Management Division.

Three units of Foton dump truck; one unit of Foton pay loader; one unit of lane marker; one unit of Hamn roller compactor; and one unit of Volvo backhoe have completed the fourth batch.

Back in 2012, three brand new dump trucks under the same program were turned over by the Regional Office to three District Engineering Offices of SK II, Lebak; Cotabato I, Kidapawan City; and, Cotabato II, Midsayap.

OIC-Regional Director Reynaldo S. Tamayo stressed that these equipment will be utilized primarily for emergency response purposes. “Our region is not excused from climate change. We have experienced landslide and flash floods in our areas of responsibilities. We need these capable equipment to conduct immediate clearing operations and quick responses on emergency situations. We have to be prepared and assure public safety at all times. We could also extend assistance to other regions as possible”, he disclosed.

The department will continually purchase and deploy brand new heavy equipment to various DPWH regional offices nationwide.RIO 12