Major facilities on
the rise at the Government Center
Media Relations Center
August 17, 2010
PALO, Leyte – The
provincial government of
Leyte is undertaking major infrastructure projects at the
Government Center in
Palo, Leyte which are part of the province’s long-term development
plan for the said province-owned property to become an alternative
business and leisure hub in the region.
Leyte Governor Carlos
Jericho Petilla said during the weekly media forum Harampang ha PIA
the two facilities are the 2,500 square meter building and a 5,000
square meter 1,500 capacity convention center.
The new building to be
constructed would form part of the call center APAC Customer Service
Inc.’s expansion while the convention center is the province’s answer
to the need for bigger and better facility for national conventions
government is determined to provide more space for APAC's expansion to
ensure that the company would continue to generate jobs for residents
of Leyte and the region as a whole. APAC presently occupies the former
Leyte Academic Center Gymnasium which the company has transformed into
a modern-edged facility typical among call center locators.
With the 2,500 square
meters additional office space
APAC is asking, it could house at least 600 more call center
agents, Gov. Petilla revealed. Already, with the present operations,
APAC employs at
least a thousand employees since it started.
The province, the
governor added, is also preparing for more available space for other
call center locator to the Leyte ICT Park.
The convention center
would be located between the food chain Andok’s located at the Leyte
ICoT Park and the office of the National Food Authority (NFA).
Presently, the said area is being filled out to even the ground
surface with the highway.
The convention center,
on the other hand, is designed to seat 1,500 people which can be
divided into three areas depending on the size of the event that would
be held there.
Gov. Petilla said this
project go hand in hand with the rehabilitation works at the McArthur
Park Beach Resort being done by a private conglomerate.
The convention center
project is now on its bidding process it was learned, but the province
eyes its completion within the year.