DPWH starts construction of PH first science terminal in Taguig

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started the construction of the country's first ever science terminal building located in Taguig City.

DPWH National Capital Regional Director Nomer Abel P. Canlas said the science terminal, which will be constructed inside the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) compound in Bicutan, is aimed to spark interest to the commuting public, especially to students, to pursue an education and career in science.

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"Once the construction of the integrated terminal and science center building is completed, it will be the first of its kind in the country to date," said Canlas.

The five-storey building will have a 13,680 square meter area and a project allocation of P326 million. The first to three floors will be dedicated to the public transportation hub while the upper two levels are the executive offices and the Science and Technology Exhibit Center.

The project is originally intended to address the traffic congestion and commuter woes in Bicutan by building an integrated terminal.

Five year after its first conceptualization and series of meetings, an exhibit center was later added to the plan.