TACLOBAN CITY– A P6.92 million multi-purpose building is now being constructed at Abaca Elementary School (AES) in Dagami town, Leyte to provide the students and teachers as well with an adequate learning and conducive space.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Leyte Second District Engineering, which is the responsible government agency, sourced this project under its Multi-Purpose Buildings and Facilities program to support the Social Services Program funded under the CY 2023 General Appropriation Act (GAA).

The new multi-purpose building measures 288 square meters in floor area, and the project involves the construction of structural concrete for columns and beams, steel trusses, roofing, lighting fixtures, and the application of painting works. Equipped with a stage, two storage rooms, comfort rooms, and a ramp intended for use by Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

According to District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, this multipurpose building will provide a location for the school’s academics and educational activities, as well as for pupils to achieve their full potential in acquiring and enhancing their skills.

A multi-purpose facility constructed on school property offers an opportunity to develop areas that support the curriculum of the school and the needs of the students, enabling a wide range of methods for instruction and learning in a single readily adaptable space.

The project is expected to be completed on or before August 18, 2023, just in time for the opening of classes for the school year 2023.