CATARMAN, N. Samar-The Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar First District Engineering Office (DPWH-NSFDEO) celebrated a milestone with the completion of Phase 1 of its new district office building project built within the compound of Area Equipment Service in Brgy. Macagtas, this town.

The P28.90-M project funded under the 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA 2021) focused on the construction of new office building (Phase 1), also included in the scope of work are structural concrete works, micro piles, cement plastering, exterior masonry works, rough-in plumbing works and rough-in electrical works.

DPWH-NSFDEO District Engineer Mario D. Villena pushed for the construction of the new office building to address the issue on lot ownership and crowded working environment on the present office.

“This is an important milestone for all of us. Our dilemma on small workplace and issues in lot ownership has been addressed. With the completion of this project, services offered will be of ease since all sections will now be contained in this building,” said District Engineer Mario Villena.

The project is beneficial to the employees because it will provide a comfortable and conducive working environment thus, a more efficient and better services to the clients will be provided.

“The office is now working on the next phase of the project. Funds for the completion of the remaining works will be released on CY 2023. So, expect that our building will be fully completed by next year,” he said.