By CHELSEA C. QUIJANO
June 2, 2016
NAVAL, Biliran – Although the district encountered a little delayed in the implementation of some school building projects in the Province, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) is rushing the completion of the remaining School Building Projects for the full implementation of the K-12 Program of the Department of Education (DepEd).
District Engineer, David P. Adongay Jr. said that they have incurred delay due to the late release of result of sub-soil exploration test on some school sites and the additional works undertaken by the contractors on excavation of structures.
“Most of the contractors met difficulty on excavation of structures as they encountered big rocks causing delay on the projects,” explained Adongay.
Out of 30 school building projects under the different batches of the DepEd’s Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEEF), 11 are already completed, 15 are on-going and 4 are not yet started which posts 59.25% of its project accomplishment as of May 31, 2016.
“The solution is to advise contractors to render overtime work even during night time to meet our commitment to have this school buildings usable before the opening of classes while some others will be completed by the end of June”, said Adongay.
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 3 Sites.
Adongay disclosed that all school building projects will be completed more or less on the 1st week of July, 2016.