MCA-P achieved major milestones in its road project in 2012. Two of the four civil works packages were contracted. In September 11, Contract Package 3 was awarded to the Qingjian-Mac Builders Joint Venture for P2.456 billion or US$58.473 million. CP3 covers the rehabilitation of 64.54 kilometers of existing road, the replacement of six bridges, and the rehabilitation of 11 other bridges from the Sulat and San Julian and Municipal Boundary up to the Balangkayan/Llorente Municipal Boundary in Eastern Samar. This road section project will use cold in-situ asphalt recycling technology.
In October, MCC Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes led the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for CP3 in Borongan City, attended by key personalities in the province: Eastern Samar Representative Ben P. Evardone, Eastern Samar Governor Conrado Nicart Jr., Borongan City Mayor Maria Fe. R. Abunda, Most Rev. Bishop Crispin B. Varquez of the Diocese of Borongan, and MCA-P Board Member Fr. Cesar Aculan of Samar Partnership for Peace and Development. They were joined by Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut and other senior DPWH officials from the national and regional offices. Also in attendance were MCC Resident Country Director Matthew Bohn and MCC Deputy Resident Country Director John Polk, MCA-P Managing Director and CEO Ma. Victoria E. Añonuevo and other MCA-P officers.
Also signed in September was CP1 for the rehabilitation of a 16.36-kilometer road, the replacement of one bridge repair and the repair of two other bridges. It starts at the Buray (Wright) Junction in Paranas to the end of Barangay Tinani in the same municipality in Samar. The joint venture of DMCI and CM Pancho won the bid for P807.958 million or US$19.237 million.
Before the close of 2012, CP4, the longest civil works package at 77.51 kilometers from the Balangkayan/Llorente Municipal Boundary to Guiuan, was put in the market. In the meantime, a Pre-Bid Meeting was held in January 2013 for CP2.
At the site, contractors of CP1 and CP3 had proceeded to work on their field offices and staff quarters, started clearing works and drainage works in their respective project sites.