The construction of multi-million high-rise school building in Liloan National Technical Vocational High School is now up and running in a bid to address shortage of classrooms in Liloan, Southern Leyte, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office here reported.
The 3-storey school building currently being constructed will have 15 classrooms equip with comfort rooms, emergency exits, and fire protection facilities. It has an allocation of P46 million funded under last year’s Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF) of the Department of Education.
Based on the recent project inspection conducted by DPWH Southern Leyte engineers, ongoing works in the site include pouring of concrete for the tie beam as well as fabricating and placing of steel bars for the beams.
Liloan National Technical Vocational High School, with over 1,000 students, is one of the national high schools of the government carrying out the implementation of the K to 12 program.
“The school building granted to Liloan National Technical Vocational High School aims to cater the increasing number of enrollees here particularly in the Senior High School program. This new school building will be the venue for technical laboratory and workshops that would equip students with technical and vocational skills necessary for future employment.,” said DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia.
Junia said the project started on December 3, 2018 and is targeted to be completed on February 3, 2020. She added, the DPWH has been regularly monitoring civil works and is optimistic that the school building will be finished earlier than the set completion date.
"The DepEd in a joint effort with the infrastructure agency will remain relentless in implementing school building projects necessary for educational development,” Junia said.