buildings to rise in Calbayog and Samar Division
MAE ANGELICA R. COMOTA
February 27, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The
Department of Education has released the CY 2017 Basic Educational
Facilities Fund, Batch 7, 8 and 10 amounting to P171,289,957.58 to
be implemented by DPWH Samar First District Engineering Office this
The amount covers the
construction of sixteen (16) and twenty-seven (27) one-storey school
buildings in Elementary, Junior High and Senior High sites under
Samar and Calbayog City Divisions, respectively.
These one-storey buildings
range from 2 to 4 classrooms per building. Workshops ranging from 2
to 4 units are also included specifically for sites welcoming senior
high school students.
Due to the K to 12
program, it is expected that there will be an increase in the number
of students going to school this incoming academic year. The
construction of additional school buildings come at an opportune
time as it will allow schools to accommodate more students,
providing them with better and more conducive learning environment.
As of February 23, 2018,
Program of Works (POWs) and plans for these projects have been
approved; contracts have been bid out and awarded; and Notices to
Proceed (NTPs) have been issued to contractors.