CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a road network project inside Basa Air Base in Floridablanca, this province.

Pampanga 2nd District Engineer Gregorio Audea Jr. and Assistant District Engineer Cecil Lawrence Cruz led on Tuesday the final inspection of the 3,359.80-lineal meter road improvement project in support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program.

The construction of the road network inside the airbase consisting of eight different sections amounted to PHP39.19 million.

“We know the importance of having safer and better roads that can greatly improve accessibility and mobility within the air base, and with the completion of this project, the transportation of military equipment and supplies in and out of the air base will be much easier,” Audea said in a social media post.

Cruz, meanwhile, said: “Our military has made a significant contribution in shaping the course of nation-building and we are proud to be a part of their efforts by continuing to support the modernization of our armed forces through our projects.”

The Duterte administration has given its full support to the improvement of military facilities through the projects under the Department of National Defense-Department of Public Works and Highways (DND-DPWH) Convergence Projects or the “Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad” (TIKAS).

The TIKAS program was initiated for the mutual benefit of the two agencies wherein the DND can mount projects with the DPWH while the soldiers shall safeguard infrastructure projects in conflict areas. (PNA)