(Metro News) Valenzuela to construct new city government center

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The Valenzuela local government announced it will be building a new city government center worth P90 million in the locality’s McArthur Highway.

Valenzuela Mayor Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian said the construction of the new city government center will start on November.

Gatchalian said he expects the three-storey building, which boast of 4,200 footprint space, to be completed within 180 days.

"We are building this center so that people will have greater and better access to city government services," the mayor said.

Gatchalian said the proposed building will be integrated with the existing Valenzuela executive building adjacent to the proposed site.

Once fully operational, several key offices of frontline services will be conveniently housed under one modern and more convenient home.

Expected to relocate are the offices of the Vice Mayor, City Councilors of First and Second Districts, Sangguniang Panlunsod Secretariat, Liga ng mga Barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan, City Health, City Social Welfare and Development, Public Employment Service, Department of Local and Interior, Bureau of Internal Revenue, City Accounting, City Finance, City Internal Audit and City Legal Office.

The mayor also revealed plans of acquiring adjacent properties to further expand the city government center in McArthur Highway, the main thoroughfare cutting across Valenzuela.

Architect Glen Encarnacion, head of Planning and Projects Evaluation of the City Engineering Office, said part of the Mediterranean-inspired structure is a museum dedicated to the city's heritage at the ground floor level.

The old city hall, now under major renovation, will house the Hall of Justice and the Regional Trial Court. This will be connected to the new city hall by an overpass bridge. (PNA) LDV/PFN


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