NGCP schools in Leyte can withstand 250kph wind

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 09 2015 05:42 PM | Updated as of Jan 10 2015 01:44 AM

MANILA – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has completed 10 out of 21 school buildings it committed to build in typhoon Yolanda-affected areas in Leyte.

In a statement, the power grid operator said it is set to turn over seven newly completed 3-classroom school buildings to beneficiaries today.

The NGCP had turned over three school buildings to beneficiaries in November.

Among the 21 school beneficiaries are Gacao Elementary School, Caloogan Elementary School, Palo I Central School in Palo, Sta. Fe Central School, Tibak Elementary School, Dolores Elementary School, and Sta. Rosa Elementary School in Barugo.

The beneficiary schools come from nine areas in Leyte: Palo, Tolosa, Ormoc City, Tan-auan, Sta. Fe, Alang-alang, Barugo, Carigara, and Capoocan.

NGCP's 3-classroom buildings can withstand wind velocities of up to 250 kilometers per hour (kph), which is the standard of the Department of Public Works and Highways for typhoon-resilient structures.

The classrooms' roofing is reinforced using a new method of connecting the galvanized iron sheet to the trestle. The walls are also thicker, almost double the width of the old classrooms' walls.

The project was initiated and completed in line with NGCP's corporate social responsibility projects.