In Ormoc City
ORMOC CITY-A two-storey, 6-classroom school building and a technical vocational laboratory (TVL) multi-purpose building were turned over by Rep. Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez and the Department of Public Works and Highways Leyte Fourth District Engineering Office led by Lino Francisco C. Gonzalez, last (February 10).
The school buildings are convergence project between Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Public Works and Highways.
The two-storey building amounting P11,429,393 and TVL which cost P 2,521,338 are under the Basic Education Facilities Fund 2017 (BEFF) of DepEd which was implemented by DPWH – Leyte 4th District Engineering Office (DEO).
The new classroom building can accommodate an average of 300 students, thence, minimizing classroom congestion.
This year, under the BEFF 2018, DepEd – DPWH Convergence Program is implementing sixty-nine (69) school building projects, out of the 69 sites, 34 sites are implemented in Ormoc City Division, and the other sites are under Leyte Division.
In addition, the school buildings are scheduled to be completed on the first quarter of the year, except for the multi-storey buildings.
This convergence project between the DepEd and DPWH demonstrates that coordination is needed in order to build quality school building infrastructures and facilities for every Filipino student. (PR)