New, modern municipal building inaugurated in Pangasinan

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm 

CALASIAO, Pangasinan, Jan. 28 – A new and modern municipal building costing P60 million was inaugurated here to replace an old structure that was gutted by fire some two years ago.

Mayor Roy Macanlalay and members of the municipal council, along with Rep. Rachel Arenas of the third district of Pangasinan, led the inauguration of the edifice that has become a new landmark in the town.

Macanlalay, an engineer, said the new municipal building, which is three-storey and fully-air-conditioned, was financed by a loan of the municipal government from the Land Bank of the Philippines.

He said the structure imbibed new and modern designs that are rarely seen in existing government and private buildings in Pangasinan and the entire Philippines today.

The loan is payable in 10 years but the municipal government is not worried because Calasiao can easily pay the amount, being a first class town and among the fast-rising municipalities of Pangasinan.

The edifice, now a new landmark in Calasiao, has a floor area of 3,200 square meters.

Macanlalay said the new municipal building can accommodate all offices, except the Municipal Health Office and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office which have their own buildings.

The new municipal building is equipped with furniture, fixtures and computers, replacing all those that were burned when the old structure caught fire.

Macanlalay said the new municipal building was constructed for at least six months by the TJ Velasco Construction and Engr. Decena and Associates.

He said considering that Calasiao is always visited by flood, the new municipal building was elevated by one and a half meters from the existing roadway in front.

Also inaugurated was the newly-built Calasiao Municipal Gymnasium which was financed from donations from various donors, including funds from the municipal government. (PNA)

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