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Iba, Zambales — The provincial government has firmed up arrangements for the construction of a P1.2-billion capitol building inside the former governor Vicente Magsaysay’s family-owned land in Sto. Rosario, this town.
Speaking to The Manila Bulletin last Sunday, Governor Amor Deloso revealed that the provincial government already entered into a contract with Alloy MTD Philippines, Inc., a leading infrastructure conglomerate in Asia.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the construction of the capitol building with a proposed budget of P1.2 billion was signed by Deloso and Luisito Ucab, project development officer of the Alloy MTD (Phils.) Holding Co., Inc. Other signatories were Zambales 3rd District Representative Cheryl Deloso-Montalla, Vice-Gov. Angel Magsaysay, and former governor Vic Magsaysay.
The transfer of the Capitol Building was first announced by Deloso in his first State of the Province Address (SOPA) last July.
In his speech, Deloso lauded ex-governor Magsaysay for donating his family’s three-hectare family land in Barangay Rosario to be established as Government Center where the provincial buildings, including the Capitol, and all government offices will be transferred.
Deloso said the construction of the New Zambales Capitol Building will be made through the Private-Public Partnership (PPP); hence, the provincial government will not spend a single centavo for the project.