DPWH to implement renovations and constructions in UP campuses
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will carry out a total of P2.76-Billion worth of projects in various campuses and facilities of the state-run University of the Philippines (UP).
A memorandum of agreement between DPWH and UP, signed on Monday, September 10, will cover the construction and renovation of school building facilities, dormitories, public restrooms, gymnasium, a water impounding lagoons, road network, and an environmental research and outreach center.
Based on the agreement, DPWH is tasked to procure, supervise, and implement the construction and renovation of the 12 projects in UP Diliman, three in UP Los Baños, one each for UP Manila, UP Visayas, and UP Cebu, and an off-site facility in Puerto Galera.
UP Diliman projects include the rehabilitation and modernization of Gonzalez Hall-University Library, University Health Service, Molave Residence Hall, Yakal Residence Hall, Kamia Residence Hall, the construction of UP Diliman Multipurpose Hall, Faculty and Staff Housing, Faculty Center, UP Gymnasium, water impounding lagoons, and Resilience Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, and the building and renovation of public restrooms.
Meanwhile, in UP Los Baños the construction of Agronomy, Soils, and Horticulture Building Crop Protection Wing, Dormitory for Graduate Students, and a World-Class Multimedia Production Building will be implemented.
Additionally, the DPWH will also undertake the construction of UP-Manila Neuro Science Institute Building, renovation of UP Cebu Undergraduate Studies Building, construction of 3.7-kilometer road network leading to the New Academic Core Zone of UP Visayas, and the construction of the off-campus Puerto Galera Biodiversity and Environmental Research and Outreach Center (Phase 1).