By Betheena Unite
A 10-story building that aims to provide Filipino scientists an adequate space for their experiments and research will be constructed at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus.
Following its recent groundbreaking ceremony, the Department of Public Works and Highways have started the construction of UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) building and is expected to be completed by January 2021.
According to Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, the project aimed to steer further studies on how to address the issues on climate change and disaster risk reduction and management.
“The construction of UPRI shall provide scientists adequate space to conduct their experiments and cross-disciplinary discussions which will pave way to more solutions on how to combat climate change and improve disaster risk reduction and management in the country,” Villar said.
It is a P400-million building project covered by a memorandum of agreement between UP and the department.
The building will be situated at the former site of Villadolid Hall, the Environmental Science building in UP Diliman and is being handled by the Quezon City Second District Engineering Office of the department.