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Local govt, public works dept to build Puerto shelter, rehab facility

CITY hall and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are set to establish a shelter and rehabilitation facility for children in conflict with the law here.

Supporting the project, the city council during its regular session on Monday, approved an ordinance authorizing Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into a memorandum of agreement  with the DPWH.

The collaboration is aimed at the establishment of the Bahay Pagasa at the  Mother Teresa Compound in Maitum, Puerto.

Based on the agreement, city hall would oversee the procurement process through competitive bidding, implement the project in accordance with the approved program of works, plans and specifications, and comply with the DPWH material testing requirements and quality control policies in the implementation of the project.

The DPWH would then release to city hall an initial funding equivalent to 50-percent of the project cost, and succeeding cash funds for the project equivalent to the amounts of actual accomplishment.

Mayor Oscar Moreno said the city hall-DPWH agreement shows the “strong partnership” of the local government and national government to provide wayward youth a chance to be rehabilitated and reintegrated back to the community, and become productive members of society after completing the court-supervised rehabilitation and intervention program. (sp)

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