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DPWH opens regional evacuation center in Tuao

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Local residents from Tuao and nearby towns may now use the evacuation complex worth P31M at Barangay Lallayug-Abut, Tuao West, Cagayan as a shelter in times of calamities and disasters.

The complex worth 31,705,909 pesos, consisting of eight buildings was inaugurated by the Department of Public Works and Highways Region 2 and was turned over to Tuao Mayor Francisco Mamba Jr. last September 25.

In a press release by the agency, OIC Regional Director Loreta Malaluan said that the evacuation complex will be used for emergencies before, during or immediately after disasters.

“DPWH is committed in fulfilling its mandate as one of the agencies involved in disaster preparedness, response and relief operations. We are taking the lead in the designing and building resilient and formidable evacuation centers,” Malaluan added.

The two-storey structure which will serve as the main building with a 3000 square meter area offers multiple bed capacity, a clean dining, food preparation and dishwashing area.

Also included in the main building is a communication room, prayer room, breast feeding area and storage room.

According to DPWH R02, the evacuation complex in Tuao is one of the seven funded regional evacuation complexes in Cagayan Valley.

Present in the event was Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba and Tuao Vice Mayor William Mamba.

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