DPWH completes construction of 246 bunkhouses in E. Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY, March 4 (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now finishing the construction of the common toilet and bath and cooking area for two bunkhouses in Palo, Leyte to finally complete the 248 temporary shelters for Eastern Visayas.

Regional director Rolando Asis said that to date, 246 bunkhouses have been completed and turned over to their respective local government units (LGUs) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The DSWD and the host LGU are responsible for identifying beneficiaries of the bunkhouses.

Of the 248 bunkhouses, DPWH has modified 81 units. These units have 12 rooms each and can accommodate bigger families or those with five or more members.

The rest still have 24 rooms intended for families with less than five members.

Moreover, he added that bunkhouses with 24 rooms are also provided with four common toilets each for male and female, for common bath and one common cooking area.

The modified bunkhouses on the other hand have two units each of common toilets for male and female and one common bathroom and a cooking area.

The bunkhouses will serve as temporary shelters for typhoon displaced families while their permanent relocation is being readied by the LGU. (PNA)