Start of construction of Maasin City Sports Complex and Convention Center

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Photo by DPWH-Eastern Visayas

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of Southern Leyte has begun construction of the multi-million peso sports complex and convention center in the provincial capital, Maasin City.

“We believe that when completed, these facilities will improve the morale of our aspiring athletes and inspire more people to participate in sports,” said Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (SLDEO) Chief. . Manolo Rojas.

“The convention center will not only be used as a venue for public meetings and social events, but will also serve as an evacuation center for local residents in the event of typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities,” he said. he added.

The engineering official said the DPWH has earmarked at least 250 million pesos to develop the sports complex, including the construction of an oval, rubberized running track and 150 million pesos for the convention center.

“With regard to the Maasin City Convention Center and the Maasin City Sports Complex, this has proven to be another milestone in our city’s infrastructure innovation as we partner with DPWH in the construction of this coveted project,” Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado said during the groundbreaking ceremony. on March 22, 2022.

“DPWH has spurred economic growth by improving access to markets and business opportunities in all provinces and also ensures that we can achieve our development goals which can provide a brighter future for all of our residents,” the Mayor added.

In a statement, the mayor thanked the support of his father, DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado, Senator Bong Go’s office and President Rodrigo Duterte.

Allan Borromeo, Regional Manager of DPWH Eastern Visayas, Gideon, Deputy District Engineer of SDEO, and other local city officials were also present at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The Maasin City Convention Center and Maasin City Sports Complex are located on an 8.8 hectare plot at Barangay Tam-is, approximately 10 kilometers from the city proper. (SunStar Philippines)

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