Abucay breaks ground for P73M mun building

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  • Greg R.
  • 4 years ago

ABUCAY, Bataan – The municipal government of Abucay breaks ground on Saturday (December 8) for the construction of P73 million modern two-storey municipal hall. So far only the towns of Abucay and Orion have old municipal halls.
The new government building will rise on a 3.4 hectare land along the McArthur Highway where the public market and arcade are also situated.
In his brief remark during the groundbreaking ceremony, Abucay Mayor Liberato P. Santiago, Jr. said construction work on the new municipal building shall start as soon as possible. He thanked all the people including Bataan Gov. Abet Garcia who support the project.
When he first set foot on the old municipal building upon his assumption as mayor in the 1990s, Santiago noticed that the building was already weak and needs some repairs. “Nung dumating ako umuuga-uga na, sabi ko kailangan na talaga ang bagong building,” said the mayor.
Engr. Ernesto Vergara, municipal administrator, said the new edifice will have a floor area of 1,200 square meters on the ground floor and 935 square meters on the second floor. “It is going to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ building where offices of various government agencies both municipal and national would be relocated,” said Vergara. But the primary concern of Abucay government is to restore the shape of the old municipal building.
The century-old municipal building of Abucay, Vergara said, had been reserved for the proposed museum and library to be equipped with modern audio-visual facilities. Funding for the construction of new municipal hall comes from Abucay coffers, P33 million, Sen. Cynthia Villar who gave P20 million; and Bataan Gov. Abet Garcia, P20 million.
Vergara said the Department of Public Works and Highways would be the implementing agency.

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