DPWH TOGETHER WITH PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT STARTS CONSTRUCTIONS OF 2BRIDGES CONNECTING TAWI-TAWI ISLANDS.

DPWH Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado together with Tawi-Tawi Governor Yshmael L. Sali, Undersecretary and Build Build Build Chief Implementer Emil K. Sadain, and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Representative Alain X. Morel led on because of the economic potential for the island province as it is in the path of international shipping containers, added Undersecretary Sadain, in-charge of DPWH UPMO Operations.
DPWH Project Director Hasim said that the 541-meter Nalil-Sikkiat Bridge, 681-meter Malassa-Lupa Pula Bridge, and 569-meter Tongsinah-Paniongan Bridge were a product of years of research and consultation undertaken.
Undersecretary Sadain disclosed that the bridges were among the infrastructure projects long before recommended to DPWH and the Office of the President by Tawi-Tawi Congressman Rashidin H. Matba to spur the economic activities that would boost the economy of Tawi-Tawi and further enhance the quality of life of its people.
Located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao occupying the southwestern part of Sulu archipelago and considered the largest seaweed producing province in the Philippines, Tawi-Tawi is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. It remains an uncharted territory for many because of its geographical location sitting at the southernmost part of the country.
With the construction of new bridges, local and foreign tourist will soon get to see the wonders of the island province – the pristine beaches, historical and religious sites, sanctuaries and marine biodiversity.
Friday, June 3, 2022 the ceremonial groundbreaking at Provincial Capitol for the two (2) years construction of Nalil-Sikkiat Bridge over Bongao Channel and Malassa-Lupa Pula Bridge over Manalik Channel to mainland Tawi-Tawi island.
The two (2) bridges costing ₱2.14 Billion which aims to decongest Bongao, the capital of Tawi Tawi, by bringing the development in the mainland thru an improved connectivity between islands/municipalities of the province are part of the ADB-funded Imprbecause of the economic potential for the island province as it is in the path of international shipping containers, added Undersecretary Sadain, in-charge of DPWH UPMO Operations.
DPWH Project Director Hasim said that the 541-meter Nalil-Sikkiat Bridge, 681-meter Malassa-Lupa Pula Bridge, and 569-meter Tongsinah-Paniongan Bridge were a product of years of research and consultation undertaken.
Undersecretary Sadain disclosed that the bridges were among the infrastructure projects long before recommended to DPWH and the Office of the President by Tawi-Tawi Congressman Rashidin H. Matba to spur the economic activities that would boost the economy of Tawi-Tawi and further enhance the quality of life of its people.
Located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao occupying the southwestern part of Sulu archipelago and considered the largest seaweed producing province in the Philippines, Tawi-Tawi is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. It remains an uncharted territory for many because of its geographical location sitting at the southernmost part of the country.
With the construction of new bridges, local and foreign tourist will soon get to see the wonders of the island province – the pristine beaches, historical and religious sites, sanctuaries and marine biodiversity.
oving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project.
“The team of Undersecretary Sadain and Project Director Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim have been working really hard for these projects for years now from the conduct of feasibility studies, loan agreement, detailed engineering design, and procurement for civil works contractor and consultant”, Acting Secretary Mercado said.
Others present at the project groundbreaking are Undersecretary for Mindanao Operations Eugenio R. Pipo Jr.; Assistant Secretaries Ador G. Canlas, Antonio V. Molano Jr., Wilfredo S. Mallari, Mel John I. Verzosa and Rolito D. Manalo; DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Roads Management Cluster 2 (Multilateral) Project Director Hasim; Region 9 Director Cayamombao D. Dia; Bureau of Construction OIC-Director Aristarco M. Doroy; Bureau of Design OIC-Director Edwin C. Matanguihan; OIC Project Director Najib D. Dilangalen; Project Managers Soledad Florecio and Emmanuel Supe; and other public works and local government officials.
With less than a month left before the term of President Rodrigo Duterte ends, the DPWH is committed to push forward the implementation of high-impact infrastructure flagship projects under the Build Build Build Program that will bring long-term benefits to the Filipino people in the countryside, said Undersecretary Sadain.
According to Undersecretary Sadain, the construction of Nalil-Sikkiat and Malassa-Lupa Pula Bridges including the proposed Tongsinah Paniongan Bridge over Sanga-Sanga Channel connecting to Papahag Island under DPWH procurement stage and also part of the Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project will open up potential in the tourism and fishing industry for Tawi-Tawi.

Bongao ǀ Provincial Government of Tawi-Tawi held on Wednesday the groundbreaking ceremony of a government complex in Barangay Karungdong as the province commemorates its 48th founding anniversary.

Governor Yshmael “Mang” I. Sali led the ceremony that gathered officials and personnel of the PLGU and Barangay Council of Karungdong at the 15-hectare site. In his message, he thanked Allah SWT for blessing the province with projects that will improve the quality of government service. He added the establishment of the complex that will provide space to accommodate more line agencies benefiting the Raayat of Tawi-Tawi.

The complex will house the new Provincial Capitol, the satellite office of the BARMM Chief Minister, headquarters for the Provincial Mobile Force Company, provincial fire station, a building for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, an evacuation center, the Tawi-Tawi Sports Complex, and a plaza.

Article 82 – BARMM Fish Port Groundbreaking

Bongao | Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim led the groundbreaking of the BARMM Integrated Fish Port with Facilities in Pababag Island, Bongao last September 27 in time as the people of Tawi-Tawi celebrate their 48th independence as a province.

Governor Yshmael “Mang” I. Sali, First Lady Jumda A. Sali, MP Al-syed A. Sali, MPW Minister Eduard Guerra, MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso, MAFAR Minister Mohammad Jacob, MILG Deputy Minister Benjamin Loong, and Vice-Governor Michail Ahaja joined the ceremony for the BARMM flagship project together with other local government officials and personnel.

The fish port complex of almost 14 hectares will include a multipurpose pier, a market hall, an ice plant, cold storage, water desalination, and treatment facilities.

The first phase of the implementation will begin by the fourth quarter of this year with road network development provided under the Special Development Fund.

Article 102 – RETS Project in Sitangkai and Sibutu

GREENER AND ENERGY-FRIENDLY TAWI-TAWI. The Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Energy Generation Technology with a total estimated installed capacity of 1.65 MW will provide electrification to more than 3000 new household connections particularly in the seaweed producing communities in the Island Municipalities of Sitangkai and Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi, BARMM.

The RETS Project is a partnership between MinDA, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – Philippines, Tawi-Tawi Electric Cooperative (TAWELCO), Provincial Government of Tawi-Tawi, Mindanao State University Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography, Association of Isolated Electric Cooperatives Inc. (AIEC), Island Light and Water Energy Development Corp. (ILAW), and the BARMM Government (MAFAR and MENRE), funded by the EU-Access to Sustainable Energy Program ( ASEP).

Article 52 – CONTRACTORS NG TAWI-TAWI FISH PORT

Ipinulong ni Governor Yshmael “Mang” I. Sali ang mga miyembro ng Tawi-Tawi Contractors Association noong Linggo sa Bongao bilang paghahanda sa pagtatag ng Tawi-Tawi Bangsamoro Integrated Fish Port and Facilities sa isla ng Pababag.

Ipinaalam ni Governor Sali sa mga contractor ang nalalapit na groundbreaking ng TBIFPF complex at inanyayahan ang mga ito na lumahok sa bidding pagkatapos mapinal ang disenyo at iba pang kailangang legal na dokumento.

Iminungkahi ni Arch. Eduard Guerra, Minister ng Public Works sa Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, sa pagkikita sa Lungsod ng Cotabato noong Hulyo na isangkot ang mga lokal na contractor sa pagtayo sa TBIFPF para maging mabilis ang koordinasyon, at nang maisama na rin ang mga mamamayan ng Tawi-Tawi sa mga mabibigyan ng trabaho sa konstruksyon.

Kasama ni Governor Sali sa pakikipagpulong sa TCA sina BM Sabuddin Abdurahim, BM Sukarno Asri MD, BM Mahmud Bawasanta, BM Hasanal Jeoffrey Sali, District Engineer Borris-Zanzibar Kadil, Provincial Engineer Samil Tati, Provincial Planning and Development Officer Engr. Wahab Bakil, Spiritual Adviser Abdulkhabir Musa, at Kapitan ng Tongmageng-Sitangkai Samilee Pianah.

Ang TBIFPF ay flagship project ng BARMM para sa taong 2021 at popondohan sa ilalim ng Special Projects Fund ng Rehiyonal na Pamahalaan.