Construction begins of Bacolod City Museum/Auditorium in Philippines

WCN Editorial Team 12 Sep 2022 ASIA BUILDINGS

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of the Philippines has begun construction of a multi-purpose building that will serve as the Bacolod City Museum/Auditorium.

The project in Barangay Alijis is close to the new Bacolod Government Center and will act as a memorial of the historic events, culture, artistry of the Negrenses.

DPWH Region 6 director Nerie D. Bueno said that the $3.75m (PHP213m) project, funded under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2020 and 2021, involves construction of a two-storey museum/auditorium with a floor area of around 4,800m2.

An initial amount of $2.87m (PHP163m) has been allocated for the presently halfway completed Phase I.

Phase 1 features the design and building of the key structure, while Phase 2, with an allocation of $879,510 (PHP50m), will include provision for architectural structures.

Once completed, Bacolod Museum will be a sustainable building, using environment-friendly and energy-efficient materials.

Bueno added: “Soon to become a major tourist attraction in Western Visayas, the museum is expected to usher in a brand-new era of cultural preservation in Bacolod as it contributes to the education, cultural, and tourism goals of the city, which will also help revitalize the province’s economy.”

DPWH has also completed 88% of construction work of the 270m Pampanga Delta Bridge Project in Masantol, Pampanga.

Construction of this bridge under the DPWH Bridges Construction Replacement Program (BCRP) 2 is being undertaken by DPWH Unified Project Managent Office - Bridges Management Cluster (UPMO-BMC).

The work is being carried out by contractor Eddmari Construction & Trading in joint venture partnership with J.H. Pajara Construction Company.
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Image: Bacolod City Museum/Auditorium will serve as a memorial of the historic events, culture, artistry of the Negrenses. Credit: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of the Philippines.

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