By Aaron Recuenco
The Philippine National Police is seeking P14.8-billion worth of infrastructure projects that would include police stations, and training facilities for marksmanship and combat operations.
Maj. Gen. Edwin Roque, head of the PNP Directorate for Logistics, said his office has already submitted all the necessary documents to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the funding.
“The documents are for validation and once approved, we hope that it would be included in the 2020 prioritization program,” said Roque.
Based on the PNP proposals, among those requested for funding are police station buildings, a combat simulation facility, firing ranges, additional office buildings for provincial police offices; City Police Office and Provincial Mobile Force Company barracks, quarters and dormitories; and additional offices in various police camps.
Roque said the proposed infrastructure projects would cover police units across the country.
For Luzon, he said there will be 117 projects worth P11.08 billion, P1.96 billion in the Visayas for 70 projects, and 104 projects in Mindanao worth P1.85 billion.
“These projects will certainly boost our modernization program with better facilities,” said Roque.
The DPWH has funded several projects of the PNP, the most recent of which is the P267.9-million five-story car park inside Camp Crame, which is undergoing construction.
Once finished, it will offer a solution to parking woes of personnel and PNP clientele transacting business at the PNP National Headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City.
The building is designed with 176 parking slots, 12 multi-purpose function halls, drivers’ lounge, concessionaire spaces, pavilion and roof deck, 32 comfort rooms for male, female and PWD; vehicle ramp, 4 ground floor PWD ramps, two passenger elevators, three staircases and an administration office.