PGIN sets groundbreaking of "Big 3" infra projects

Jun 20, 2019 ...

As part of Ilocos Norte's effort to boost sustainable development in the province through quality infrastructures and public facilities, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) will conduct a simultaneous groundbreaking ceremony of three infrastructure projects on June 28.

Known as "Big 3," the construction of the Provincial Capitol expansion building, reconstruction of the Dap-ayan Food Park, and the total rehabilitation of the Ferdinand E. Marcos Memorial Stadium are parts of Senator-Elect Imee Marcos' master plan for Metro Ilocos which will be realized under the new administration of the incoming Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc.

According to Engr. Lanie Daquioag, chief of PEO's Planning Division, the bidding for the projects was held last May and the the demolition will start right after the groundbreaking ceremony.

"Iyong bidding natin ay naganap noong May 29. Since April, ongoing na ang designing stage. While waiting for the final approval of the plan and design, they can already start the demolition immediately after June 28," Engr. Daquioag explained.

PGIN has allocated more than Php 1 Billion for the rehabilitation of Marcos Stadium while the construction of the Provincial Capitol expansion building and the reconstruction of Dap-ayan Food Park were allocated Php 640 Million and Php 360 Million, respectively.

Dap-ayan to be the tallest gov't bldg in Ilocos Norte

The Dap-ayan Center is expected to rise as tallest government building in the province, according to Mr. Allan Sonajo, architect of the said project.

The eight storey Dap-ayan will be composed of basements and offices, which will feature an architectural design similar to the Provincial Capitol building.

The Provincial Capitol expansion building will be built with the same height and design of the current building. Its construction will affect establishments and areas such as the Cafeteria, Hypermarket Parking Area, and the Jeepney Terminal. Moreover, Marcos Stadium will be elevated one meter above the road, demolishing all buildings,offices and bleachers.

The Capitol expansion building and rehabilitation of the Marcos Stadium are expected to be completed after 425 calendar days while the Dap-ayan Center is projected to be finished after 730 calendar days.

by Stewart Ocampo



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