NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, N. Samar – The Department of Public Works and Highways – Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-NSSDEO), spearheaded by District Engineer Charlito S. Carlobos and Assistant District Engineer Atty. Arthur Eric L. Sabong, completed a new multi-purpose building in Bantayan Elementary School (BES) located in Barangay Bantayan, San Roque, Northern Samar.

The P7 million fund from General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2023 was used to partially construct the 499.2 square meters covered court. Earthworks, such as the removal of some existing slabs on the grade of the court for columns, reinforced concrete works, finishing works (termite control works, masonry, plastering, and partial framing and roofing works) were all part of the construction. As part of plumbing works, storm drainage and downspout, and as well as catch basins, also installed. Furthermore, NOAH Construction completed the works under Contract ID No. 23II0026.

This infrastructure facility is to provide accommodation or venue during significant school events, activities and programs, as well as to serve as an alternate or temporary study area if classrooms are unavailable. Additionally, because of this facility it offers protection for school events such as sports and recreational activities even during rainy season.

Consequently, Bantayan ES will now benefit from the newly-completed multipurpose building providing them as temporary shelter during various school activities regardless of weather condition. (ZYRA JOY J. CHING, PIO STAFF/PR)