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7 DPWH projects to enhance community development in Iloilo City

ILOILO CITY (PIA) - - The seven multi-purpose buildings (MPBs) undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Iloilo City District Engineering Office strategically located across the city of Iloilo are expected to foster holistic development and enhance facilities in the communities.

DPWH 6 Director Regional Director Sanny Boy O. Oropel said these projects aim to provide modern, versatile spaces will cater various community needs, ranging from education to healthcare and disaster resilience.

"These buildings underscore our commitment to creating resilient and dynamic communities. Each structure serves a unique purpose, addressing essential aspects of community life and contributing to the overall well-being of Iloilo City residents,” Oropel said in a DPWH 6 press report.

Currently on-going is the ₱17-million project at Iloilo Central Elementary School (ICES) involving the construction of a

This recently inaugurated 2-storey MPB in Barangay Bito-on, Jaro, Iloilo City will serve as the new social center of the village.

3-storey building with six classrooms. This structure aims to provide a modern and conducive learning environment for the students, contributing to the holistic development of the community.

In MH del Pilar in Jaro district, a ₱5.9-million MPB is being constructed to serve as a sports center for the barangay. Equipped with electrical fixtures, doorways, entrances, and windows, the infrastructure is set to enhance public services for the residents and sports enthusiasts of MH del Pilar.

The 2-storey, 56-square meter building in Bito-on, Jaro will function as a barangay hall, accommodating various services and events. From foundational work to roofing installations, electrical systems, plumbing, and furniture provision, this ₱9.8-million project aims to create a versatile local community center.

The ₱24-million project in Jaro District Health Office involves the construction of an MPB that will serve as modern, secure, and accessible healthcare facilities. This initiative is expected to have a profound impact on the health and well-being of the community, addressing essential healthcare needs and fostering a higher quality of life.

Another project in Barangay Katilingban, Molo worth ₱24-million is focused on constructing a MPB designed to serve as an evacuation center. It includes the removal of structures and obstructions to create a spacious area, allowing for effective evacuation and enhancing community resilience in emergencies.

Similarly, in Barangay Tanza-Esperanza, a ₱24-million MPB is being constructed to serve as an evacuation center, providing residents with a reliable on-the-go center during disasters.

Also, the recently inaugurated 2-storey MPB in Barangay Bito-on, Jaro, will serve as the new barangay social center. The exterior of the building is equipped with fire extinguishers, air-conditioning, signage, emergency lights, and other essential electrical works, making it an ideal venue for various community activities and events. (AAL/LAF/PIA6-Iloilo/DPWH6) 

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