35.20% of PSIP II classrooms in Central Luzon completed

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Citicore-Megawide has completed 358 out of 1,017 or 35.20 percent of the classrooms in Central Luzon that will be built under Phase II of Public-Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) of Department of Education (DepEd).

In the latest report submitted to the Regional Development Council Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC), Bulacan and Nueva Ecija has the most number of completed classrooms at 106 each followed by Pampanga-79, Bataan-35, Tarlac-20, Zambales-7, and Aurora-5.

“PSIP is the first social infrastructure PPP project under the Aquino administration that aims to help address the shortage of over 60,000 classrooms nationwide,” National Economic and Development Authority Regional Director and RPMC chair Severino Santos said.

The design for the classrooms sets it apart from traditional, boxed-in types.

Load-bearing walls eliminate the need for wall posts, creating larger classroom spaces while hallway and stair areas were also given wider clearance.

“Inside, the rooms benefit from maximized circulation of natural light and air and the chalkboards are specially curved so that students can better read the notes from all areas of the classroom,” Santos added. (CLJD-PIA 3)

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