DND chief Carlio Galvez Jr. (left) and DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan (right) (Photo courtesy of DND)

MANILA – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of National Defense (DND) will reactivate a technical working group (TWG) to discuss better coordination on infrastructure programs that would benefit uniformed personnel and other members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

In a news release Thursday, the DPWH said the reactivation of the group was among the issues discussed during the courtesy visit of Public Works Secretary Manuel Bonoan and DND chief Carlito Galvez Jr. at the DPWH Central Office in Port Area, Manila on Wednesday.

Both officials briefly talked about the program supporting the vision of a modernized armed forces through the provision of quality infrastructure projects.

The TWG will be composed of officials from both government agencies.

Also discussed during the meeting were updates on the ongoing projects under the Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad (TIKAS) Convergence Program.

They also talked about their efforts to provide much-needed infrastructure facilities to enhance the capability and readiness of the military in providing an environment of peace and security in the country.

Galvez, meanwhile, assured that the DND would remain committed to supporting the DPWH and its project contractors with better protection and unhampered implementation of infrastructure projects in conflict-affected areas and those vulnerable to communist terrorist groups. (PNA)