DPWH completes phase 1 of Ilocos Region's first convention center

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the Phase 1 of the iconic convention center project for Ilocos Region.

DPWH Region 1 Director Ronnel M. Tan said the convention center will be a 3-storey multipurpose building in a 2,000-square meter lot in San Fernando, La Union.

“This first convention center in the region will have a unique architectural and aesthetic design inspired by La Union province’s famous surfing destination,” added Director Tan.

With its completion, Ilocos Region will be able to host big local and international events, exhibits and other programs for the public, particularly benefiting and cutting off government costs for large group conventions, seminars and trainings.

To complete the project, the second phase of the convention center project will be proposed to be funded under 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

The convention center is a joint project of the DPWH and the provincial government of La Union, funded under the Local Infrastructure Project Program.