SERVICE DELIVERY. The Davao del Norte provincial government has acquired PHP265 million worth of brand-new vehicles and heavy equipment to boost its delivery of services and construction of vital infrastructure to the constituents of the province. Governor Edwin Jubahib said on Friday (Nov. 4, 2022) these acquisitions will greatly improve basic services to residents. (Photo courtesy of DavNor PIO)

DAVAO CITY - The Davao del Norte provincial government aims to boost public service delivery and enhance vital infrastructure with the acquisition of PHP265 million worth of brand-new vehicles and heavy equipment.

In a statement Friday, Governor Edwin Jubahib said the new fleet of heavy equipment consisted of two heavy-duty rescue vehicles with cranes; five heavy-duty rescue vehicles; a crawler hydraulic excavator; a crawler long-arm excavator; two wheel-type excavators; two bulldozers.

The new service vehicles included two dump trucks, two 16-foot fuel tankers, and two 4-wheel drive pick-up trucks.

Jubahib said the equipment will enable the province to bring more services to the barangays, accelerate infrastructure development and enhance disaster preparedness for effective response through its latest acquisition.

“We aim to deliver more services, build more infrastructures and improve disaster response to satisfy the basic needs of our people,” Jubahib said.

For one, he said the excavators will assist dredging machines in the ongoing desilting of major rivers and tributaries in the province to address the perennial flood problem.

With the new fleet of heavy equipment and vehicles, the governor said the provincial government is also empowered to deliver at least 95 percent of basic services to the people. (PNA)