Construction of PNP multi-level carpark under way

PUBLIC Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday led the groundbreaking rites for the construction of a 5-storey multi-purpose carpark building at Camp Crame.

The carpark building will be erected at the northwest corner of Camp Crame and is expected to ease the parking woes in the PNP national headquarters once completed.

The carpark aimed to serve police personnel and their clienteles transacting business with the PNP Firearms and Explosives Office, Highway Patrol Group’s Motor Vehicle Clearance Division and the Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies.

PNP Engineering Service director Brigadier General Elmer Cabreros said the building was designed by the DPWH Bureau of Design while the cost estimates were provided by the Bureau of Construction. The contract to build the structure was awarded to R.U. Aquino Construction.

According to PNP spokesperson Colonel Bernard M. Banac, the project is a product of DPWH-PNP partnership through the initiative of former PNP chief now senatorial candidate Gen. Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa and funded under the DPWH 2018 General Appropriations Act at a contract price of P267,896,023.56.