In a bid to decongest existing jail facilities, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast-tracking the completion of the new Mandaluyong City Jail in Barangay Plainview, Mandaluyong City.
In his report to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH National Capital Region Director Ador Canlas said a new 9,873.45 square meter facility is being built strategically beside the existing Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Building in the City Government Complex in Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong City.
“Upon completion, the nine (9)-storey correctional facility is expected to decongest the now densely-populated Mandaluyong City Jail as it can accommodate up to 5,000 inmates,” said Director Canlas.
Construction of jail facilities and office spaces for BJMP and PNP branch services implemented in two (2) phases is set for completion on April 2020 with a total cost of P429-million.
DPWH Metro Manila First District Engineering Office will also implement the third phase of the project which involves installation of jail automation security and building automation funded under the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
“Aside from paving roads and bridges, DPWH is also building better institutional facilities such as protective services aimed to improve lives of all Filipinos,” said Secretary Villar.