May 10, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran – The Department of Public Works and Highways Biliran District Engineering Office (DPWH-DEO) has completed another batch of school buildings that will benefit more or less 560 pupils this coming opening of classes.
David P. Adongay, Jr., District Engineer reported that the district office has recently completed five school building projects with a total of 14 classrooms.
Under the 2017 Department of Education - Basic Educational Facilities Fund (DepEd-BEFF), Biliran DEO has been allotted a total budget of P367.6M for the implementation of 71 school buildings with a total of 210 classrooms.
Out of the 71 school building projects, 57 are now on-going while nine are Not-Yet-Started (NYS) with an overall accomplishment of 44.72% as of April 30, 2018.
Adongay said that the work activity for the nine school buildings were suspended due to the inaccessibility to the project site caused by typhoon Urduja last December, 2017.
“Yung roads papunta dun sa site hindi madaanan ng vehicles na maghaul ng materials kasi nasira nung Urduja,” Adongay said.
“Hopefully, once maayos na yung kalsada, contractors will be requested to render overtime work para naman magamit ito ng ating mga estudyante sa darating na pasukan,” he added.
The completion of the school building projects will provide students a place conductive to learning.
The recently completed projects are the P2.8M Construction of 1 Storey 2 Classroom (Toilet attached) at Talibong Elementary School, Cabucgayan, Biliran; Construction of 1 Storey 3 Classroom at Maurang Elementary School, Caibiran, Biliran; P3M Construction of 1 Storey 2 Classroom at Larrazabal Elementary School, Naval, Biliran; P4.4M Construction of 1 Storey 3 Classroom at Calumpang Elementary School, Naval, Biliran; and P4.5M Construction of 1 Storey 3 Classroom at Tubig Guinoo Elementary School, Kawayan, Biliran.