The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be inspecting the venues for the Southeast Asian Games to be held from November 30 to December 11.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar has directed offices on the inspection and maintenance of roads and structural assessment for the said venues.
“Along with the festivities and excitement brought by the forthcoming games, vigilance and safety of the participants and audience must always be of highest importance to avoid undesired incidents,” according to Villar.
On-going constructions along the SEA Games venues will also be temporarily suspended for five days before and after the SEA games events.
The DPWH also said they will coordinate with the local government units (LGU) in various cities and municipalities of Region 1,3, 4A, and the National Capital Region (NCR) “for the conduct of structural assessment of billets and hotels that will accommodate the SEA Games participants and guest.”—AAC
MANILA, Philippines — Shipping containers purpose-built into mobile rooms have already been deployed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex in Pasay City, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
According to the agency’s Facebook page, the high cube containers converted into mobile rooms can be used as additional coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) isolation health facilities.
Sec. Mark Villar further said these may also function as alternative living quarters to temporarily house medical doctors and staff on duty at hospitals or at mega quarantine facilities operating at the PICC, the World Trade Center, and the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
“These rooms can provide some relief to hospital workers who are tirelessly serving as frontliners against COVID-19,” the DPWH chief said.
“Ten 20-foot long shipping containers are at the CCP complex undergoing final refurbishing works by the DPWH National Capital Region headed by Director Ador Canlas,” he added.
Based on the department’s design plans, a 20-footer container can be divided into four (4) fully-airconditioned rooms for sleeping with separate toilet and bath, and aluminum window frame for proper ventilation.
The 10 units of shipping containers can accommodate a total of 40 individuals.
“More than providing facilities for sleeping, medical personnel need not travel from hospitals and/or health facilities to their residences putting at risk the health and safety of their respective families due to their regular exposure to COVID-19 patients,” Villar said.
“The location of CCP is very strategic. It is close to quarantine facilities as well as level 2 and level 3 hospitals. This will serve as prototype for accommodation rooms for health care workers as well as PUIs and PUMs,” he concluded.
The department’s health facility project is in collaboration with the Villar Group of Companies. — /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that a new health facility has already been completed in southern Metro Manila through the collaboration between the government and the private sector.
In a DPWH Facebook post on Monday (May 12), Secretary Mark A. Villar said the 9th “We Heal as One” Center that was put up at Filinvest Tent in Alabang, Muntinlupa City is seen to augment government’s efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In preparation for the turnover of the facility to the IATFMEID on May 13, DPWH Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain, DPWH Build Build Build Committee Chairperson Anna Mae Lamentillo, DPWH COVID-19 Committee Vice-Chair Engr. John Dominic P Pulido, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) General Jose Embang, and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) General Services Division Chief Christopher Gacutan drafted a punch list of the project on Monday (May 11), the post read.
“The Filinvest Tent ‘We Heal as One’ Center has a capacity of 108 beds and will be managed by OCD and BFP,” Usec. Sadain said.
The construction materials for its redesigning and transformation into a makeshift hospital was sponsored by Filinvest Development Corporation.
On the other hand, the Yuchengco-led construction firm EEI Corporation provided the manpower for the repurposing of Filinvest Tent into a quarantine facility, while the hospital beds were donated by the Villar Group of Companies.
Secretary Villar said the place was chosen for its accessibility to major thoroughfares in the south with its major entry and exit points only a few minutes travel from Makati through SLEX/Skyway.
The DPWH chief also enumerated the eight (8) other mega quarantine facilities prepared by the government supported by the private sector, as follows:
World Trade Center
Ninoy Aquino Stadium
Rizal Memorial Coliseum
ASEAN Convention Center, Clark, Pampanga
National Government Administrative Center, New Clark City, Capas, Tarlac
Philippine Sports Complex (ULTRA), Pasig City
Philippine Arena – 3 Big Tents, Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan
“Just like the eight previously completed mega quarantine facilities, Filinvest Tent ‘We Heal as One Center’ will be fully-air-conditioned and complete with necessary facilities,” Villar said. — /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it is now converting shipping containers into mobile facilities as part of its efforts to assist the Department of Health (DOH) amid the fight to contain the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said they have already completed the conversion of one shipping container into a prototype health facility in preparation for when the (COVID-19) situation worsens amid rising number of infections.
Villar said the DPWH has prepared the designs for four high cube containers, measuring 40 feet long by 8 feet width and 9 feet height joined together to create mobile field hospitals for the possible isolation and treatment of 16 probable COVID-19 patients.
Based on DPWH plans for one-story health facility, a 40-footer shipping container is divided into four rooms. Each room will have toilet and bath, and will have proper ventilation for the full isolation of a patients, according to DOH guidelines and recommendations.
Villar said design plans have also been prepared for 20 feet long high cube shipping containers that can be converted into nurse stations, utility room and separate temporary quarters of male and female healthcare service personnel.
“We’re ready to convert these containers into mobile hospitals and install them in any available hospital grounds or open public spaces,” Villar said.
The DPWH said the project is in line with efforts to assist the DOH in the establishment, construction, and operation of temporary medical facilities as mandated in the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
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