NAVOTAS CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a new school building which will benefit hundreds of elementary students in Navotas City.
The P26.67-million school building replaced the previous old structure and its worn out facilities, particularly the sewage system and corroded water lines that could threaten the health of stakeholders.
Situated within Dagat-Dagatan Elementary School, the project involved the construction of a four-storey building with eight classrooms, based on a report of DPWH-National Capital Region Director Ador Canlas.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar cited the importance of providing students a conducive environment for learning through safe, secure, and sustainable school infrastructure during the public report of the Cabinet Infrastructure Cluster ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) held recently.
“We aim to provide not just our students but also the teachers and other school workers a comfortable classroom setting that will complement the increasing number of enrollees,” Villar said in a statement.
The DPWH implemented the project in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) through funding from the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF).