The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) had completed the rehabilitation of two (2) multipurpose buildings in Tuao, Cagayan to serve as temporary refuge of residents during emergencies.
In his report to Secretary Mark A. Villar and Region 2 Director Loreta M. Malaluan, Cagayan Third District Engineer Danilo U. Tabilas said that the multipurpose buildings located in Barangays Bugnay and Villalaida were fast-tracked for completion to serve as evacuation area during onslaught of strong typhoons and other calamities.
The multipurpose buildings are also useful during the conduct of medical mission, barangay programs, and relief distribution.
A total of P1.9-million under the 2020 General Appropriations Act was allotted for the projects which were both completed within 45 days of work.
Secretary Villar commended DPWH Regional Office 2 for the continuous completion of infrastructure projects despite the limitations brought by the crisis.
DPWH shall continue to provide safe and reliable infrastructure projects even during this pandemic to help sustain the economy and provide jobs for our countrymen, said Secretary Villar.