The government’s infrastructure development program has indeed proved another milestone in the region’s infrastructure innovation as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) R4A marked the groundbreaking ceremony of the Tiaong Convention Center, June 23.
The groundbreaking ceremony was conducted at Brgy. Lumingon, Tiaong with the joint effort of the DPWH and the Local Government Unit of Quezon.
The opening ceremony was started by a speech from Governor David C. Suarez emphasizing his appreciation of the continuing infrastructure progress in the province especially the upcoming Phase 1 construction of the said convention center.
He expressed his gratitude to the unending support of DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar in making every infrastructure project of the region a success. He said that the funding requirement provided by DPWH paved the way to making the project possible.
“DPWH boost economic growth by improving access to markets and business opportunities across all provinces and also ensures that we are able to reach our development goals that can provide a better future to all our residents, “Suarez said.
The Tiaong convention center was conceptualized to boost economic development and recreational activities in the town proper.
“It is important for Tiaong to have a convention center as it is a growing economic municipality, it is the gateway of Quezon province. It bounds the provinces of Batangas and Laguna. Having a legitimate convention center will boost the economic activity of the municipality and also cater the needs of not only Quezon province, but also the neighboring provinces such as Batangas and Laguna,” he added.
Suarez also announced the initial funding of the project amounting to P50 million.
On the other hand, guest speaker DPWH Sec. Mark A. Villar decided not to deliver his canned speech, instead, he talked about all the development projects of DPWH in the south.
He mentioned that apart from the convention center, there are also upcoming bypass and underpass road projects that are awaiting emergence in the said province. He said that Quezon province is already on its golden age towards infrastructure progress.
At the end of his speech, he assured that the project will be completed on its given timetable and he encouraged all the residents to give their full support in all the government’s effort towards development.
In a brief overview, the Tiaong convention center will stand with an area of 4,000 square meters that will house an approximate of 3,000 people. It has a modern architectural design and is estimated to cost ₱120 million pesos. It will be constructed phase by phase and is expected to be finished within the next two (2) years.