By Betheena Kae Unite
A P14-million multi-purpose building that will serve as a health center, senior citizens’ office, and day-care center in a village in Quezon City has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced Friday.
The three-in-one building, which was built under a P14.85-million budget, is located on King Fisher Street, Barangay Kaligayahan in Quezon City.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that the two-story building, which started construction in August 2018, was designed to cater different needs of residents in the area. Residents of all ages will benefit from the new facility, he said.
“This project is deemed important in the community, especially the health center equipped with a doctor’s consultation office, dental clinic, laboratory, and Tuberculosis – Directly Observed Therapy Short Course (TB-DoTS) rooms,” Villar noted.
“We guarantee that DPWH will continue to build infrastructure projects like this to maintain healthy communities in both urban and rural areas of the country,” the secretary added.
According to DPWH-National Capital Region Director Ador Canlas, aside from the building’s three main functions, the multi-purpose facility also includes the provision of a fire alarm system, comfort rooms for men and women, air-conditioning units, and emergency exit stairs.