The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office VI has started the construction of a Regional Evacuation Center in San Jose, Antique.
Providing evacuation centers is in line with the government program for improving the resiliency and preparedness of the country in terms of disaster response.
Costing P36.0 Million under the FY 2016 Regular Infra Fund, the project kicked-off with the ground breaking ceremony spearheaded by the Municipality of San Jose de Buenavista.
The project involves construction of accommodation building; office and infirmary building laundry/drying area and water tank; male and female toilet and bath; and generator room, which includes one generator set.
It also covers the construction of pump room that includes pumps and accessories, drainage system, cistern tank, materials recovery facilities (MRF), perimeter fence, and walkways and driveway with curb and gutter.
The evacuation center project will adopt the harmonize design in coordination with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR).