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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

SurSur acquires new fleet of construction equipment

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 6 (PIA) – The provincial government of Surigao del Sur recently bought a new fleet of construction equipment. Worth P138.975M, the large fleet is comprised of 25 units of various kinds to suit the needs of the construction capability of the province.

It was learned that the outright deployment of all units had already begun the day after the blessing was done at Surigao del Sur Sports Center on March 2, 2018.

Included among the newly purchased equipment were twelve (12) units of 10 wheeler dump trucks; three (3) units wheel loader; three (3) units motor grader; three (3) units single drum vibratory roller; one (1) unit bulldozer; one (1) unit truck aerial working platform; one (1) unit six-wheeler boom truck; and one (1) unit garbage compactor truck.

Governor Vicente Pimentel Jr. bared that the new fleet of equipment would be split into two – some would be assigned here in the First District and the others would be deployed for the Second District. 

"Repair and maintenance of farm-to-market roads (FMRs), would be the main task of these newly purchased ones," the governor disclosed.  However, he added that if needed, these could likewise be used for construction of new roads.

Pimentel also said that alongside the new units, the provincial government would at the same time shoulder the supply of crude oil of up to 7,000 to 10,000 liters per municipality or city depending on the size of the concerned LGU.

Also, the governor warned drivers and operators of the new equipment to exercise extra care or else they would be made accountable in case of negligence. 

With the arrival of new fleet of equipment, Engr. Asbert Evallar reported that his office now has a total of 125 units. On the other hand, it was clarified that 13 of the old ones had been undergoing repair while 11 were already said to be unserviceable. (Radyo Pilipinas-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)