A new off-site dormitory that will provide temporary shelter to medical personnel of Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBLMGH) in San Fernando City, Pampanga was recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
DPWH assures the continuous assistance to the Department of Health in the provision of the much needed public health facilities to meet the COVID-19 national health emergency, said Secretary Villar.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar on Thursday, July 23, 2020 said that a total of 150 facilities that were constructed and repurposed are now being used as facilities for quarantine, isolation and off-site dormitories of COVID-19 patients and frontline workers.
Citing the latest "We Heal as One" Report, Secretary Villar said that of the 150 facilities, 19 were newly-constructed and 131 were DPWH-constructed evacuation centers that were recently repurposed as COVID-19 facitilies.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar assured that despite the lockdown due to COVID-19 which hampered construction activities, the implementation of Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella- Pantaleon Bridge is right on schedule.
Secretary Villar said that based on a report of Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations and Technical Services Emil K. Sadain, we are seeing December 2020 completion of Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge Project while Binondo-Intramuros Bridge Project is aimed for opening by March 2021.
The Department of Public Works and Highways 9 completed 2 access roads leading to trade, industries and economic zones in Barangay Butong in Diplahan and Barangay Guminta, Buug both in Zamboanga Sibugay.
The concreting projects in Barangay Butong is a 3.82 lane kilometer road with a funding amount of P51.998M and Barangay Guminta a 2.99 lane kilometer road amounting to P47.040M seen to boost rubber and coconut production in Zamboanga Sibugay.
The project is implemented by Zamboanga Sibugay 1st District Engineering Office.
Preparations are underway for the construction of an off-site modular hospital for the treatment of moderate COVID-19 cases.
Secretary Mark A. Villar said that he has been working closely with the Department of Health (DOH) for the construction of an Off-Site Modular Hospital to ensure enough and timely infrastructure support in the fight versus COVID-19.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the DPWH is now assisting the construction of additional health facilities at East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) and Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC) both in Quezon City.
Secretary Villar said that the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has requested the DPWH technical expertise to resolve the delayed completion of the two (2) DOH hospital building projects.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that medical personnel of the Lung Center of the Philippines will now have a temporary shelter within the hospital compound in Quezon City.
Secretary Villar said that government has helped alleviate daily operational challenges of healthcare workers of the Lung Center of Philippines by providing two (2) units of ‘We Heal As One Offsite Dormitory for Medical Personnel’.
Good news to motorists as the flyover built by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Panabo City, Davao Del Norte has officially opened Thursday, July 16, 2020.
The 195.59-meter Panabo City steel flyover with 304-meter approaches completed by the DPWH Unified Project Management Office - Bridges Management Cluster (DPWH-UPMO BMC) will practically eliminate vehicle congestion by providing continuous traffic flow along the busy intesection of Daang Maharlika National Highway-Tadeco and Panabo Wharf Road.