DPWH-TCDEO starts the construction of new evacuation center at Brgy. Kawayan


(DPWH TCDEO starts its construction of a new evacuation center at Brgy. Kawayan.)

TACLOBAN CITY (PR) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Tacloban City District Engineering Office (TCDEO) – started the construction of a 50m x 28.9m evacuation center located at Brgy. New Kawayan, Tacloban City last March 1, 2021, currently covering 45% of work accomplished. Under the General Appropriations Act of 2021, the project has an allocated budget of Php 33,857,110.39.

The project features the construction of 17 rooms inclusive of a clinic, admin office, prayer room, storage room, and kitchen. The evacuees will also be well accommodated providing them with facilities such as a breastfeeding room, conjugal rooms, and playroom.


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Furthermore, there are enough comfort rooms for all refugees for the building will have shower stalls and separate toilets for males, females, and PWD.

“Leyte is notably susceptible to natural calamities especially typhoons, thus the project targets to protect these vulnerable communities by providing them with a safe and hazard adaptive place where they can seek shelter and where their safety is considered paramount,” said DE Gonzalez.



Building evacuation centers is part of the Department’s program on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation but more than that the Department continues to complete its mission to build a safe place for the community that is responsive to their needs. (DPWH/TCDEO/APLA)

Related: DPWH-TCDEO outsets the construction of CY 2021 projects

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