DPWH completes 75,000 classrooms nationwide

Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — More than 75,000 classrooms nationwide have been completed in the past three years, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said once the pandemic is over and face-to-face classes are allowed, students could enjoy the comfort of studying in new and spacious classrooms built by the government.

Noting the importance of school buildings in the delivery of quality education, Villar said schools with a high number of students now have enough and larger classrooms to accommodate all enrollees.

Data showed there were 75,479 classrooms completed and turned over to school officials from 2017 to 2019.

Villar said that more classroom projects are being implemented in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), which are undergoing construction nationwide.

The DPWH is using the modified DPWH-DepEd building plan for the construction of one- to four-story school buildings.

“Hopefully, more projects will be turned over in time for the resumption of the face-to-face classes in 2021 in areas with lower pandemic threat or once a (COVID) vaccine is available,” Villar said.

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