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P61.5M classrooms repair project starts in Eastern Samar

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar (PIA) -- Government agencies have initiated classroom repair projects in various schools across Eastern Samar to provide students with safe and conducive learning environments.

The project initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Public Works and Highways - Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH-ESDEO) and the Department of Education (DepEd).

A school building subject for repair due to broken window sills and dilapidated ceiling. (Photo courtesy of DPWH-ESDEO)

The classroom repair project comprises 22 contracted initiatives encompassing 91 classrooms that have commenced the repair process. The project's total cost amounts to P61,558,559.21, which is allocated for the restoration of various school edifices and classrooms in the province.

According to Domcelio Natividad, the district engineer of the DPWH-ESDEO, the project aims to deliver high-quality infrastructure projects and is expected to benefit thousands of students in the province. 

Natividad clarified that the scope of repair will vary depending on the actual damage to the classrooms subject to repair. These repairs include ceilings, repainting, replacement of doors and windows, electrical work, roof replacement, wood preservation on trusses and purlins, blackboard replacement, tile replacement, and installation of window grills.

Carpenters have already started the repair of ceiling in a classroom building in Salcedo, Eastern Samar. (Photo courtesy of DPWH-ESDEO)

The repair projects are implemented in several schools across the province. These include two elementary schools in Maslog and Jipapad, four elementary schools in Mercedes, seven elementary schools in Salcedo, five elementary schools in San Policarpo, one elementary school in Sulat, and one secondary school that requires repair at Hinolaso National High School in Dolores.

In an interview with the Philippine Information Agency in Eastern Samar, Jason Espeso, the DPWH-ESDEO information officer, mentioned that the funding came from DepEd. They hoped the project would help improve the quality of education in Eastern Samar by providing safe and conducive learning environments. (AAC/SDC/PIA Eastern Samar with reports from DPWH-ESDEO)

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