DPWH begins construction of mega modular hospital in Mandaluyong City

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 30, 2021   •   248

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has begun the groundworks for the construction of the Mega Modular Hospital Project in Mandaluyong City.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the construction is to increase health care capacity and better serve the needs of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.

He reported that the equipment and manpower are now working on-site for the construction of 11 cluster units of modular health facilities which will be located at the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) compound.

“We initiated the construction of the additional pop-up hospital to further augment the country’s healthcare facilities and ensure care is not hampered for Covid-19 patients and to protect the welfare of the Filipino people,” he said.

The project consists of eight cluster units of modular hospital with 176 total bed capacity. In addition, three cluster units of off-site dormitories will be built for hospital personnel and other health service frontliners. AAC

DPWH, DND inaugurate hospital facility, barracks at Camp Aguinaldo

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) with the Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday (June 17) inaugurated the new military facilities at Camp Aguinaldo.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar with DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the inauguration and handover ceremony of a four-storey male and female enlisted personnel barracks building and two-storey hospital facility at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Station Hospital.

The P63.7 million barracks facility will provide enlisted military personnel a safe and secure accommodation or billeting place for troops essential to mission accomplishment. Meanwhile, the hospital facility has 25 beds for emergency services and inpatient care as well as pharmacy, in-house laboratory, and imaging.

The hospital will also be used as the primary health care facility of Camp Aguinaldo for officers, enlisted personnel, civilian human resource.

Secretary Villar said that being in the frontline in protecting the country, the two departments want nothing but the best for the armed forces. AAC

TS Dante leaves P268.5M in infra damage — DPWH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has estimated at least P268.52 million worth of damage in national roads and flood-control structures due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar has reported that the department is already conducting clearing operations in various areas in the country. Around 270 equipment assets and 1,569 workers were deployed for the on-going clearing activities. He also reported that three impassable national road sections identified in Cebu, Eastern Samar, and Agusan del Sur.

“In Region 7 alone, partial cost of damage is at P106.2 million from P95 million damaged roads and P11.2 million damaged flood-control structures while in Region 12, partial cost of damage to infrastructure has reached P162.32 million from flood-control structures,” the DPWH said.

In Cebu, the Dalaguete-Mantalongon-Badian Road, in Brgy. Ablayan has been affected by flooding.

Butuan City-Talacogon-Loreto-Veruela-Sta. Josefa Road is also impassable, specifically the Adgawan Bridge in La Paz, Agusan del Sur due to embanked soil collapse on bridge approach.

The DPWH Quick Response Team also closed the Wright-Taft-Borongan Road, Eastern Samar for possible occurrence of landslide. Motorists are advised to take alternative routes. AAC

DPWH to conduct road reblocking on May 21

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Motorists are advised to take alternative routes as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) conducts road reblocking in several roads in Metro Manila.

In an advisory on Thursday (May 20), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that the DPWH’s weekend reblocking will begin on Friday (May 21) until May 24 on the following areas:

NORTHBOUND:

1. EDSA near corner Kaingin Road Quezon City

SOUTHBOUND:

2. EDSA to A. Bonifacio Ave. (1st lane from the sidewalk)

C-5 ROAD:

3. After Rajah Matanda (2nd lane from the sidewalk) after M.G Dizon (Cliff Drive) St. (2nd lane from the sidewalk)
4. Before Magsaysay Ave. (2nd lane from the sidewalk)

Affected motorists are advised to take alternative routes until the roads are fully passable on Monday, May 24. -AAC

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