PALO, Leyte, May 30 (PNA) -– The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has inaugurated its PHP31 million three-storey office building on Monday, one the of the national government’s projects in under the post-Yolanda recovery initiatives.
The building, funded through the comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery plan, is within a 900-square meter lot of the Philippine Science High School at this town’s Government Center, next to the old DOST regional office building.
Aside from the DOST regional office, the structure also houses the state of the art conference facilities, management information center and information and communication technology hub in the region.
“This is a testament of resilience of DOST Region 8 employees. I hope that it will become home for new ideas and innovation to deliver excellent services,” said outgoing DOST Secretary Mario Montejo.
DOST Regional Director Edgardo Esperancilla said the construction of building signals the completion of their post-Yolanda projects in Eastern Visayas, which mainly composed of technology assistance to small and medium enterprises.
“Yolanda taught us a lot of lessons and brought out the best of us. The new building is an embodiment of how we have ascended from the devastation brought about by the super typhoon,” Esperancilla added.
The DOST complex now houses the regional office, technology resource center, multi-purpose cooperative building, testing laboratory, and DOST Leyte provincial center. (PNA)