By Betheena Unite
A multi-purpose building project is now being constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways inside the Marine Base – Camp Gregorio Lim in Ternate, Cavite.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar recently led the groundbreaking event of the project, which is being implemented under a P10-million fund.
Villar said the multi-purpose project aims to cater to the recreational needs of both full-fledged marines and cadets, thus building harmonious rapport and camaraderie between Marine Corps.
The project involves the construction of a 40-meter by 80-meter wide covered court with provision for bleachers, a stage, and restrooms that will be utilized for sports and other events.
Installation of lighting fixtures, a shot clock, and a foldable modified backboard to be used in maximizing the space of the stage will also be included in the project.
“This project is part of the government’s utmost support to the Hukbong Kawal Pandagat ng Pilipinas, who fight alongside our infantry forces in securing peace and order,” Villar said during the event last June 4.
Once completed, the project will provide warrior candidate soldiers not just a venue for recreation but also a safe disaster-resilient facility.
It is funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2019 and is being implemented by DPWH-Cavite Second District Engineering Office.