With the objective to assess the benefits resulting from projects constructed and completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways. Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane Jr. has ordered the conduct of Benefit, Monitoring and Evaluation (BME) of completed projects costing P500M above.
Department Order No. 29 signed by Secretary Ebdane directs all concerned DPWH officials to conduct BME for all SONA projects and all other projects to measure their effectiveness and impact in connection with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's desire to achieve unprecedented economic growth and boost national development to meet the national goals of the government.
" This roads, bridges and flood control structures will not only serve as structures that will enhance the living conditions of the people in the community but it will also complement in the national governments effort to build strong foundations of economic development by improving the country's infrastructure facilities" Ebdane said.
Ebdane stressed that his order is timely to guarantee that all completed projects of the Department will serve their purpose especially in improving the living condition of the beneficiaries within the area of each project. " It is also our way of ensuring that the DPWH is doing its mission to provide and manage quality infrastructure facilities and services responsive to the needs of the Filipino people in the pursuit of national development objectives, " he added.
The monitoring and post-evaluation activities will be done by the personnel of the DPWH Regional and District Engineering Offices with the assistance Planning Service.
The BME Reports for SONA projects shall be submitted one month after completion date or in February 2010 whichever comes first, while for the other infrastructure projects, the BME reports shall be submitted one month after the projects' completion date.