Dormitory for frontliners under construction in Cebu

A dormitory for frontliners in Cebu City is under construction and is expected to be completed after a month, the Department of Public Works and Highways announced Thursday.

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Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the construction of a 16-bed capacity dormitory/isolation facility for frontliners in Cebu City is underway.

Container vans are being converted to offsite dormitory units within the NOAH Complex, South Road Properties, Cebu City.

“We hope to turn over a fully-equipped dormitory to our Cebu City frontliners very soon. As a matter of fact, with the pace of construction, we see the completion of this facility by Oct, 25. 2020,” Villar said.

“The dorm facility is furnished with aircondition units, sofa, toilet and bath, laundry area, and common kitchen with complete amenities for the medical personnel,” Vilar added.

The DPWH Secretary added that the DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Health Facilities headed by Undersecretary Emil Sadain provides technical guidance to the DPWH Cebu City District Engineering Office under the leadership of District Engineer Florida Pangilinan-Nuñez to expedite the completion of the project.

The department recently completed a new 120-bed quarantine facility in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, making the total bed capacity for COVID-19 isolation in the city to 240.