TACLOBAN CITY – The Quality Assurance Section is currently conducting a bearing capacity test for the ongoing construction of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Tacloban City District Engineering Office, Annex Building, located in Barangay Abucay, this city.

The bearing capacity test is a crucial step in construction that measures the strength of the soil to support the load of the building. In simpler terms, it checks if the ground is strong enough to hold up the new building without causing any damage or sinking.

The project, which is a five-storey office building complete with a roof deck, is still under construction. The building will feature an elevator, parking space on the ground floor, and various office rooms inside, designed to cater to the growing needs of the department.
Funded under the General Appropriations Act 2023, the project is worth P35 million and has a project duration of 180 days. Construction began on October 26, 2023, and is currently at a 60% completion rate.

The new office building is expected to solve the office space problem that the department has been facing, thereby optimizing operational efficiency and facilitating enhanced service delivery to the community.

In a statement, the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) District Engineer, Rebecca G. Yuse, expressed her optimism about the project.

“We are making significant progress with the construction of the new office building. The ongoing Quality Assurance tests ensure that the building will be safe and durable. This new facility will greatly help in solving our office space problem and will provide a more conducive working environment for our staff,” she said. (PR)