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Bureau of Fire Protection's capacities enhanced; TCDEO undergoes audit of completed projects

Bureau of Fire Protection's capacities enhanced; TCDEO undergoes audit of completed projects

The Bureau of Fire Protection in Tacloban City sees improved capabilities with a new multipurpose building, while the Tacloban City District Engineering Office undergoes an audit of completed projects. Photo: TCDEO

TACLOBAN CITY – The Tacloban City District Engineering Office (TCDEO) has completed the construction of a Php 7 million multipurpose building within the Bureau of Fire Protection premises on September 9, 2023. Funded through the General Appropriations Act of 2023, this project signifies a commitment to improving public service infrastructure.

The 110-day construction aimed to enhance the Bureau of Fire Protection's facilities, strengthening its operational capabilities to better serve the community. The modern structure is designed for various needs, including training sessions, workshops, meetings, and other essential activities, emphasizing its crucial role in supporting the agency's mission to safeguard lives and properties.

Engr. Mark Hipona, the Project Engineer, expressed satisfaction with the project's completion, stating, "I am pleased to announce the successful completion of the multipurpose building project at the Bureau of Fire Protection premises. This achievement reflects TCDEO's commitment to excellence in public infrastructure."

The project underscores the dedication of TCDEO to improving infrastructure and public services with Engr. Hipona thanked the team for their collaboration and dedication, which has positively impacted the community and furthered the Bureau of Fire Protection's mission.

Audit of Completed Infrastructure Projects

The Tacloban City District Engineering Office (TCDEO) recently underwent an Ocular Inspection conducted by auditors from the Commission on Audit (COA) Regional Office VIII. Held from January 17 to 19, 2024, the inspection assessed completed infrastructure projects under the TCDEO's jurisdiction.

The audit team, comprising Mr. Ralph G. Amodia, Mr. John Martin C. Bacong, and Mr. Renato A. Navarra from COA, aimed to evaluate the implementation and completion of infrastructure projects within the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Tacloban City District Engineering Office.

The inspection involved a thorough review of documentation, site visits, and discussions with Resident Engineers, Project Engineers, and other key personnel associated with the TCDEO. The process aims to ensure transparency, accountability, and adherence to established guidelines in utilizing public funds.

Projects detailed in the CY 2023 4th Quarterly GPPA were scrutinized during the audit, fostering a cooperative environment that supports good governance principles. 

The results of the Ocular Inspection will provide valuable insights into TCDEO's performance in managing and executing infrastructure projects, contributing to the continuous improvement of public service delivery in Tacloban City. —iTacloban

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