The Department of Public Works and Highways Zamboanga del Norte 2nd District Engineering Office constructed isolation room dividers and temporary disinfection booth with bathroom to enhance the community isolation facility in Labason. In addition, a tent was also built outside the building. Labason Municipal Health Officer Dra. Fe Claire T. Buctuan was very grateful to the support shown by DPWH by responding immediately to her request in providing the necessary funding, resources and manpower for the improvement of the health facility.
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In line with the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DPWH Regional Office IX and Zamboanga City District Engineering Office completed the conversion of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Building to COVID-19 Testing Laboratory. The facility will increase the capacity of the Department of Health (DOH) and Local Government Unit in treating COVID-19 patients in Zamboanga Peninsula and the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.
The Evacuation Centers in Barangay Turno, Dipolog City and Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, Barangay Balugo, Zamboanga Sibugay and Barangay Cabatangan in Zamboanga City are being used as health/quarantine facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The centers can accommodate a total of 120 persons under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM). DPWH-built structures were converted into health facilities to augment the shortage in hospitals catering to coronavirus patients.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) declared that the government’s priority infrastructure projects in Zamboanga Peninsula keeps on moving toward successful completion despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) holds on to its commitment to serve the Filipinos as it dedicate the 122nd Founding Anniversary today, June 23, 2020 towards government's effort in fighting COVID-19.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar said that traditional anniversary fanfare programs will be set aside due to the prevailing threat of the coronavirus disease.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the final segment of the 88.85 kilometer-Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) will be open to motorists by July 15.
Secretary Villar said that the completion and opening of the 11-kilometer Pozorrubio, Pangasinan to Rosario, La Union Section is seen to drastically reduce travel time from Tarlac to Rosario by an hour from the current 3.5 hours.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar inspected Friday, June 19, 2020 the on-going six (6) cluster dormitories inside Quezon Memorial Circle to be completed at the end of June 2020.
DPWH through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) is assisting the local government of Quezon City put up ‘We Heal as One Offsite Dormitory’ solely for use by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals working in hospitals within the territorial jurisdiction of Quezon City and need space to rest between shifts.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that construction of the Buluan-Banban-Puguin-Sacpil-Pinukpuk section of Abra-Kalinga-Apayao Road in the Municipality of Conner, Apayao is set for completion by the second quarter of 2020.
Citing a report from DPWH Apayao First District Engineer Alberto Gahid, Secretary Villar said that the construction of the Abra-Kalinga-Apayao Road Section is being fast tracked to improve mobility of the residents and tourists traversing the national road.
Local residents and students from various towns of Samar Province are now benefitting from the twelve (12) multi-purpose buildings amounting of P46-million completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) has completed a road slope protection structure along section of Cabungon-Tabunok-Consuguera Road in Villaba town, Leyte province.
According to Region 8 Director Nerie Bueno, the newly-completed project involves the construction of a 1,760-square meter slope protection with a total cost of P47-million.
“The slope will help avoid the abrupt collapse of weakened slopes along the road that could be brought by heavy rainfall and natural ground movement. This will prevent future landslides and road closures, ” said Bueno.