03 Jun P800-m Oro Central to Rise, 52 Classrooms and Covered Court of City Central School to be Demolished
City Central School principal Arnold Tejero said on Tuesday that 52 classrooms and covered court of the said school will be demolished giving way for the construction of the P800 million world-class five-storey Oro Central building.
For two years, the classrooms and the covered court has been abandoned and unused after it was damaged by fire in 2012. Then rehabilitated, however, the fire-damaged buildings failed the building test. It was finally decided that the said buildings will be demolished as affirmed by the regional Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Physical Facilities Division of the Department of Education (Deped) Central Office and a group of experts from the University of the Philippines. The demolition permit has already been issued and approved by the Office of the Building Official, and the school officials were just waiting for its implementation.
The construction of Oro Central will commence on the first year of city mayor’s second term.
Pictured to be a world-class school building with five levels, Oro Central will feature 200 classrooms that would stretch from Velez to Corrales streets. For the fifth floor, it will be used as an evacuation center, while the ground floor would be for commercial use facing Yacapin Street.
A budget of P800 million will be given for the construction of Oro Central, with the P200 million coming from the DepEd, and the remaining P600 million from the private sector under the Private Public Partnership program.