DPWH breaks ground on new Evacuation Center in Ormoc City

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to begin construction of a P36-million Evacuation Center as temporary shelter for families displaced by calamity in Ormoc City, Leyte.

A groundbreaking ceremony led by DPWH Leyte Fourth District Engineer Lino Francisco C. Gonzalez and Assistant District Engineer Irwin L. Antonio with Ormoc City Mayor Richard I. Gomez marked the beginning of the project that will be built at Barangay Danhug, Ormoc City.

In his report to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, Engr. Gonzalez said that the project involves the construction of a two-storey accommodation building with a separate male and female toilet and bathroom building, and an infirmary building.

The evacuation center will also be completed with other facilities to aid evacuees in the occurrence of calamities.

It is expected to benefit the people of Ormoc especially those living in areas of the city prone to flooding.

Actual civil works for the construction of Ormoc City Evacuation Center is expected to begin before the end of January 2018.