Major facilities on the rise at Leyte Government Center

August 23, 2010 11:20 am 

ORMOC CITY, Aug. 23 — The provincial government of Leyte is undertaking major infrastructure projects at the government center in Palo town as part of its long-term development plan to transform the property into an alternative business and leisure hub.

Governor Carlos Jericho L. Petilla said two facilities will rise on the property, a call center building and a convention center.

The new building will form part of the expansion of call center company Apac Customer Service Inc. Apac presently occupies the gymnasium at the Leyte Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Park, where it employs at least a thousand employees. The 2,500 m2 additional office space Apac will enable it to employ at least 600 more call center agents.

The provincial government is granting Apac’s request to ensure that it continues to generate more jobs for Leyteños. The province is also preparing for more available space for other call center locators at the ICT Park, Gov. Petilla said.

On the other hand, the 5,000 m2 convention center will also rise at the ICT Park between Andok’s Chicken and the office of National Food Authority. It is designed to seat 1,500 people and can be divided into three areas depending on the size of the event(s).

At present, site development is being done on the area where the convention center will rise. The project, which is the province’s response to the need for a bigger and better facility for national conventions and gatherings, is now on the bidding stage and is expected to be completed this year. (PNA)

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