The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed new classrooms for five (5) schools in Leyte and Biliran in Eastern Visayas Region.
DPWH together with local government officials of the Provinces of Leyte and Biliran recently led the turn over ceremonies for the school buildings implemented through the Basic Education Facilities Fund, a convergence program between DPWH and Department of Education (DepEd).
According to DPWH Region 8 Director Nerie Bueno, a two-storey school building with four (4) classrooms worth P8.97-million and two-classroom building worth P2.7-million, can now accommodate 300 students of Cabintan National High School, Ormoc City; while a Technical Vocational Laboratory (TVL) Multipurpose building and a two-storey, six-classroom building was also constructed at Matica-a National High School in Ormoc City, amounting to P2.5-million and P11.4-million, respectively.
“Under the BEFF 2018, we are implementing 69 school building projects, of which 34 are in Ormoc City,” said Director Bueno.
In the Municipality of Albuera, Leyte, a 2-storey, 8-classroom building worth P16.56-million was turned over by DPWH District Engineer Lino Gonzalez and Leyte 4th District Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez to school officials of Dr. Geronimo B. Zaldivar Memorial School of Fisheries.
Meanwhile, DPWH officials together with local government officials of the Province of Biliran recently held a turnover ceremony for the 1-storey, 2-classroom school building at Cabibihan Elementary School in Brgy. Cabibihan that will benefit Kindergarten and Grade 3 pupils; and for the newly-completed 1-storey, 3-classroom school building of Katipunan Elementary School worth P4-million for the Kindergarten, Grade 5, and Grade 6 students in Caibiran, Biliran.
“We are fast tracking all school building projects to reduce congestion and provide better learning facilities for the students and teachers,” added Director Bueno.