DAVAO CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) turned over a P37.4-million evacuation center in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.
In a statement on Wednesday, the DPWH said the Operation and Evacuation Center of the Municipality of Esperanza, Agusan del Sur was used previously “as a store room for relief goods and equipment as well as isolation area for suspected COVID-19 patients and returning overseas Filipinos subjected to mandatory quarantine.”
“By the end of 2020, the evacuation facility was vacated and cleared to give way for the formal establishment of the Office of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center (MDRRMC),” it added.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar added that the facility consists of a “2-storey accommodation building, 2-storey infirmary building, laundry area, male and female toilets, materials recovery facility (MRF) and provision of generator set and transformer.”
“The new modern evacuation facility is an answered prayer for the residents of Esperanza whose lives are always at risk due to natural disaster, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic,” Villar added.