INANUNSIYO ni Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar ang partial resumption ng ‘Build Build Build’ projects.
“On areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), construction workers accredited by the DPWH will be allowed to work on quarantine and isolation facilities, health facilities, emergency and maintenance works, flood control, and other disaster risk reduction and rehabilitation works,” ani Villar.
“On areas under the General Community Quarantine, private and public construction projects will be allowed to resume following compliance to the construction safety guidelines prescribed for the implementation of infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis,” dagdag pa niya.
Ani Villar, ”Only persons from 21 to 59 years of age, without pre-existing health conditions, such as, but not limited to, immunodeficiency, comorbidities, or other health risks shall be allowed to be included in the workforce.”
“Prior to deployment, construction personnel shall be required to undergo COVID-19 test, as may be prescribed by DOH, and retested as the need arises,” sabi pa niya.
“The head of the concerned Implementing Office (IO) shall issue construction quarantine pass (QP) to the individual qualified personnel of the concessionaires, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, clearly stating the identification, designation, nature of work, validity and destination,” dagdag ng kalihim.
Sinabi pa ni Villar na ang concessionaires, contractors, subcontractors, at suppliers ay dapat magkaloob sa kanilang mga tauhan ng kinakailangang welfare facilities at amenities, gaya ng employees’ quarters para sa board and lodging, para matiyak ang pagsunod sa ensuring social distancing, proper hygiene, at iba pa.
Employees shall be housed in their respective quarters for the entire duration of the project covered by the ECQ and GCQ. Otherwise, “Prior to Deployment” procedures shall be conducted at every instance of re-entry.”
“Errands to be conducted outside the construction site premises shall be kept to a minimum. Number of personnel running errands shall be limited and shall be properly disinfected and closely monitored for symptoms within fourteen (14) days upon re-entry,” ayon pa sa DPWH chief.