A multi-purpose building will rise in the ancient capital

VERSATILE BUILDING. A perspective of the multipurpose building project to be built in San Jose de Buenavista in antiquity. The PHP25 million project will include shopping stalls on the ground floor and a hostel on the second and third floors, according to Municipal Economic Enterprise Development Officer Darcy Bungay in an interview on Monday (January 17, 2022). (Photo courtesy of San Jose de Buenavista MEEDO)

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Ancient – A PHP 25 million multi-purpose building will soon see the light of day in this capital which would include a hostel to welcome visitors.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), which is undertaking the project, has already begun development of the three-story mixed-use building in vacant land in its municipal shopping center, San Jose de Buenavista Municipal Economic Enterprise Development said. Officer (MEEDO) Darcy Bungay in an interview on Monday.

“The project will have commercial stalls on the ground floor and a hostel on the second and third floors,” he said.

He said the project was an initiative of Lone Antique District Congressman Loren Legarda in 2021 with the DPWH.

He added that the building will be connected to the second floor of the soon-to-be-built provincial and municipal offices of the Electoral Commission (Comelec), which has a separate fund of PHP 10 million.

The ground floor of the Comelec building will be used for commercial purposes.

Bungay said construction of the multi-purpose building will continue in the next 365 days or so.

“The multi-purpose building is necessary because public utility vehicle passengers from other provinces would already have a place to spend the night when they arrive late at night in Antique,” he said.

He said their municipality could also host meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) once they have a convention hall and a place to stay. (NAP)

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