The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will start the construction of temporary dormitories for healthcare workers on the first week of June at Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.
Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the proposed ‘We Heal as One Offsite Dormitory’ by the DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local/National Health Facility aptly located at Quezon Memorial Circle is a much needed facility for healthcare workers to recharge the mind and body after a strenuous day at the frontlines of COVID-19.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) donated one (1) unit of portable swabbing booth to Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga.
Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the donated swabbing booth with capability to test two (2) persons simultaneously was manufactured by the DPWH Bureau of Equipment (BOE) headed by Director Toribio Noel Ilao and delivered to the hospital in Central Luzon on May 30, 2020.
In compliance to the construction safety guidelines released by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), infrastructure projects under the government’s Build, Build, Build Program in various places nationwide have recommenced that will fuel government’s bounce back plan to help the economy recover quickly.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the continuation of civil works is vital in keeping up with economic growth, target completion dates and in minimizing additional cost due to delays.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the NLEX Corporation has resumed works on the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 R-10 Exit Ramp, following new DPWH protocols on construction activities.
“We are glad to announce that another flagship project, the R-10 Exit Ramp of NLEX Harbor Link, is now back on track and has resumed construction activities,” said Secretary Villar.
The Alonte Sports Arena located in Biñan, Laguna has been turned into COVID-19 treatment facility or ‘We Heal As One Center’ by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Task Force for Augmentation of Health Facilities.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is optimistic that the on-going rehabilitation of 18.97 kilometer Marawi Transcentral Road in Lanao Del Sur will be completed by December 2020 despite nearly two (2) months of suspended construction activities due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) quickly mobilized the conversion of Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna in respond to the urgent and burgeoning need for healthcare facilities.
Citing a report from Undersecretary and DPWH Task Force for Augmentation of Health Facilities head Emil K. Sadain, Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the quarantine facility will have a total of 68 bed cubicles and will cater to patients from the province of Laguna and other areas from the Southern Tagalog Region.
The government will convert Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna into mega quarantine facility for the isolation and treatment of patients from the Southern Tagalog Region particularly Laguna Province.