CAPAS, Tarlac, May 14 (PIA) -- Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed the construction of the Army Leadership Development and Education Center (ALDEC) Phase I building inside Camp O' Donnell in Capas, Tarlac.
The PhP117 million, three-storey facility is now ready for use by the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).
"This new building will serve as a learning facility of the Philippine Army as it fulfills its mission of training and educating army forces to strengthen land warfare competencies," DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.
Villar and Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the inauguration of the ALDEC Building. The completed project was funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2020 and implemented by DPWH Region 3 Construction Division.
Intended as venue for the conduct of training on leadership, development and education, the facility will house offices and a multi-purpose hall. It is equipped with generator set and water tank.
Apart from the ALDEC Building, DPWH also completed other infrastructures at Camp O'Donnell to support TRADOC's program for strengthening the skills and capabilities of the military.
"Under the Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad Convergence Program with DND, our Tarlac 2nd District Engineering Office completed in 2019 the training pool, classrooms and a mess hall for the School for Candidate Soldier and an Army Transient Facility," Villar disclosed.
In 2020, the second phase of the concreting of TRADOC Road Networks was completed and additional funds amounting to PhP15 million was released to ensure that the upgrading of the entirety of the road networks would be achieved. (CLJD-PIA 3)