CATARMAN, Northern Samar –The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Northern Samar First DEO has now substantially completed the construction of a multipurpose building (Phase 2) at the University of Eastern Philippines, Catarman, Northern Samar.

The project, with a total cost of P 9.8 million, involves the completion a two storey multipurpose building (Phase 2) which includes construction of common CR and a covered waiting area on the ground floor, parking area, walkways, electrical works, plumbing works, fire exit ladder, 2000L water tank with 2hp water pump.

This one-stop-shop facility will accommodate essential government agencies such as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Prior to the construction of the multipurpose building, professionals and locals from this province had to endure a long and tiring six to eight-hour travel time to Tacloban, Leyte, to process important documents and transact with these agencies. This travel requirement not only consumes valuable time but also incurs additional expenses on transportation and accommodation.

District Engineer Alvin A. Ignacio stated, “Upon completion of this building, professionals and locals could conveniently process their documents and transactions in Catarman; therefore, saving them time, money, and effort to travel. The one-stop-shop concept streamlines processes, allowing residents to accomplish multiple tasks at a single location.”

The one-stop-shop multipurpose building aligns with the district’s commitment to providing accessible and efficient government services to the people of Northern Samar.