The Department of Public Works and Highways completed the restoration and renovation of the 105-year old Capitol Building in Sorsogon City.
In his report to DPWH Secretary Roger G. Mercado, Regional Office 5 Director Virgilio C. Eduarte said that the renovated Sorsogon Provincial Capitol is a one-stop building that houses all provincial department offices.
With a ₱99-million allocation, the Capitol was restored back to its original neo-classic design.
“The Provincial Capitol is open 24 hours so that people can visit and walk through the hallways to witness and appreciate the architectural works and paintings done by local and regional artists,” said Director Eduarte.
Works that were done include waterproofing on the roof deck and other affected areas, and cabinets were also recently added. The building is also persons with disabilities (PWD)-friendly as an elevator has been installed.
The newly-restored building is patronized among locals and passing visitors alike, for its state-of-the-art facilities. It is also gaining popularity as it is considered as a landmark of Sorsogon City.
DPWH – Sorsogon 1st District Engineering Office completed the restoration project early this year in coordination with the local government.