By CHELSEA C. QUIJANO
February 29, 2016
NAVAL, Biliran – With only a few months away before the full implementation of the K-12 program, DPWH-Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) is now fast-tracking its construction of School Building Projects funded under different batches of DepEd’s Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF).
As of January 31, 2016, funded under Batch 1 and 9 with an appropriation amount of P168.3M, out of 19 School Building projects, 10 are already on-going, 8 are still not yet started and 1 is completed.
The completed project is the construction of Senior High School 2-storey, 4 classrooms School Building at Naval Night High School, Naval, Biliran. The project was completed on December 2, 2015 with an appropriation amount of P6.3 million.
For projects funded under Batch 3, out of 6 school building projects, three of these are already on-going, one has not yet started while 2 projects were just bided out.
Batch 5 on the other hand is composed only of one school building project with an amount of P8.6M. It was not started yet because there is no soil exploration result yet.
School Building project under Batch 6 which also composed of one school building project in Elementary and Junior High School was just recently completed on January 24, 2016. The completed project is the Construction of 1 storey, 2-classrooms (toilet attached) in Elementary and Junior High School Building in Capayas Elementary School, Cabucgayan, Biliran with a budget amount of P2 million.
Binongtoaan Elementary School in Culaba, Biliran funded under CY 2014 BEEF Batch 4B was also completed on November 3, 2015 with a budget amount of P1.9M.
Biliran DEO has also three projects on Technical and Vocational Facilities/ Workshop Building for Senior High School with an amount of P7.2M. Two of these projects are already on-going and one is set to start after Notice to Proceed (NTP) has been issued.
In totality, there are 118 classrooms for Senior High School in 19 school sites, 31 classrooms in Elementary and Junior High School in 8 school sites and 3 Technical and Vocational Facilities/ Workshop in three sites.
District Engineer, David P. Adongay Jr. reiterated to the contractors that although school building projects are being fast-tracked, its quality should not be compromised. Completion of all school building projects is set to be done before opening of classes on June 2016.