DPWH visits sites for healthcare shelters in other Southern Leyte towns

Reports from: (PIA Southern Leyte)

MAASIN CITY, July 22 (PIA) — The field office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Southern Leyte recently held ocular inspections for validating proposed and identified sites on which to build accommodation facilities for health workers.

A structure similar to the one now under construction in this city will also be erected in other towns of the province to serve as a halfway house, a quarantine facility for health professionals after their 14-day duty attending patients in isolation units.

Engr. Christopher Arbiol, head of planning and design section, led the site visits and coordinated closely with the municipal engineers of Hinunangan, San Juan, Pintuyan, Padre Burgos, and Liloan.

The implementing agency of the government for public works projects is still in the process of assessing the various sites, working closely with the local government units for the plans and layout of the facility, District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia said in a press release.

“Once we come up with the final layout, we will immediately start the construction of these projects,” she added.

The district engineer also pointed out that such projects are “part of the government’s efforts to address the need for accommodation facilities for medical frontliners who are battling the coronavirus pandemic” in the province.

Meanwhile, construction of the four single-storey accommodation facility in Maasin City solely for healthcare workers’ shelter is ongoing, the project costing P15 million, and is targeted to be completed on August 30, 2020, the DPWH report also said.  (ldl/mmp/PIA8-Southern Leyte)

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