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1.48M DPWH JOBS UNDER BBB PROGRAM – VILLAR

Despite restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Public Works and Highways’ Build, Build, Build Program was able to provide a total of 1,482,119 jobs to Filipinos nationwide for the period of March 2020 to August 2021.

“As announced before, BBB will be one of our key drivers towards economic recovery,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.

“Infrastructure projects across the country were able to provide the much-needed livelihood opportunities, more so during this pandemic period.”

“We are glad that indeed infrastructure projects across the country were able to provide the much-needed livelihood opportunities, more so during this pandemic period,” Villar added.

From the 1.48 Million, a total of 24,560 jobs were generated by projects under the DPWH Unified Project Management Office (UPMO); 70,661 through the DPWH National Capital Region; 72,168 in the DPWH Cordillera Administrative Region; 65,716 in the DPWH Regional 1; 65,529 in the DPWH Region 2; 125,330 in DPWH Region 3; 74,252 in DPWH Region 4-A, 181,501 in DPWH Region 4-B; and 213,089 in DPWH Region 5.

In the 3 Regions of Visayas, DPWH projects were able to create a total of 250,102 jobs which is composed of 120,749 in DPWH Region 6; 73,148 in DPWH Region 7; and 56,205 through the DPWH Region 8.

In Mindanao, a total of 345,887 jobs were generated from the 81,188 in DPWH Region 9; 97, 466 in DPWH Region 10; 10,6027 in DPWH Region 11; 38,930 in DPWH Region 12; and 22,276 by the DPWH Region 13.

“The number of jobs will further balloon by year-end, as there are still a lot of vital projects scheduled for implementation.”

The public works chief anticipates that the number of jobs will further balloon by year-end, as there are still a lot of vital projects scheduled for implementation.

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