Holcim La Union, DPWH join hands for road safety

Holcim Philippines and DPWH Region 1 have tied-up for the installation of signages reminding motorists about road safety along 12 municipalities in La Union.

As part of Holcim Philippines’s commitment to safety, its La Union plant recently partnered with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to install safety signs along the Manila North Road Highway.

The cement manufacturer tied up with DPWH Region 1 to set up 22 road safety signages in 12 municipalities along the said highway from Rosario to Sudipen, La Union.

Holcim La Union Plant Manager Andy White explained that the project is consistent with the high premium Holcim places on the safety of its own employees, contractors and other key stakeholders including families in host communities.

“We understand that this project aims to create awareness about road risks, and to promote attitude changes for a safer approach to driving, and we are very willing to support these,” White said.

Holcim Safety Manager Adriano Catubig said the signs to be installed include:

– reminders to motorists on the importance of reducing speed to avoid severe traffic accidents;

– encouragement to use seatbelts;

– warnings on the use of mobile phones while driving; and

– other road safety reminders.

Meanwhile, Alfredo Doctolero, officer-in-charge of DPWH R-1 District 2, thanked Holcim Philippines for its help in advancing the cause.

“This project and partnership with Holcim is very helpful when it comes to road safety awareness, especially in our district.  We really need additional safety signages that serve as reminders for our drivers,” he added.

White also said the project is Holcim’s contribution to the UN Road Safety Awareness Campaign, which was launched this year. He reiterated Holcim’s willingness to contribute to efforts in promoting road safety.

 


About Holcim

Holcim is one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as downstream activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents.  Holcim Philippines, Inc. (HPHI) is a Philippines-based cement manufacturer and a member of Holcim Group. Holcim Philippines is involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of cement to the omestic and export markets. The Company produces four cement products: Holcim Excel, Holcim WallRight, Holcim Premium Bulk and Holcim 4X. Its products are sold in bags, jumbo bags and in bulk. Holcim Philippines operates four cement plants in La Union, Bulacan, Misamis Oriental, and Davao.  It currently has more than 1,700 employees in the Philippines. 

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