DPWH to construct P66M worth of school projects in Pangasinan town

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 22 (PIA) — The Pangasinan 3rd District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Ilocos Region has started the construction of P60 million-worth of two school buildings in Asingan town.

According to District Engineer Gerardo T. De Guzman, the school infrastructure projects are ongoing at Luciano Millan National High School wherein one building, which has an estimated cost of P21 million, is four-storey with eight classrooms while the other is also a four-storey building but with 16 classrooms. The latter costs P44 million.

He added both will accommodate two science laboratories and two computer rooms.

“The construction of the said school building projects is expected to be completed around October this year,” De Guzman said.

Likewise, Engr. Narchito S. Arpilleda, public information officer, said the new school buildings will answer the shortage of educational facilities due to influx of students yearly with the K-12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd).

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“The existing classrooms will become less congested and will benefit not only students but also teachers,” said Arpilleda.

He also underscored that the school building projects are calamity-resilient funded under the 2018 Basic Educational Facilities Fund of the DepEd.

“These are designed to withstand strong typhoons and earthquakes,” added Arpilleda.

Meanwhile, De Guzman said their office will continue to support the government’s program towards improving the quality of education in the province. (JNPD/PIA-1)

 

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