DPWH to build multipurpose evacuation center in Dingalan

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will construct a two-storey multipurpose evacuation center in barangay Umiray, Dingalan.

The P9.6 million infrastructure will rise in a 360 square meter property.

Dexter Tolentino of the DPWH Planning and Design Section said they expect the project to be completed in May this year.

In the evacuation center’s design, DPWH considered the safety and comfort of its users by providing 12 toilet and bath facilities, an office room, and a storage area in the first level.

“On the second floor of the building, it can accommodate 90 to 180 people depending on the bed to be used, whether it is a single or double decker. A water system will be installed and a generator set will also be provided for power supply in case of power interruption specially during calamities,” Tolentino explained.

Umiray is one of the areas of Dingalan considered to have moderate to high susceptibility to flooding and landslides. 

It is located near Dingalan Bay and is often hit by strong storms.