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Friday, July 5, 2019

16 Years in the Making: CDO Convention Center now 88% Completed!

The Cagayan de Oro Civic/Convention Center located in Taguanao, Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City, nears completion of its main building at 88% accomplishment based on the total released budget and 56% based on the total estimated project cost. The project was put on hold due to questions in land ownership, which was finally resolved in the last quarter of 2016, thus, its resumption.

In a site visit on June 30, 2019, Mayor Oscar Moreno expressed his gratitude to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) for the cooperation in fulfilling this long-time dream. Former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr., who initiated the project in 2001, also graced the event and disclosed that he wanted to name the convention center in honor of the late former City Mayor Pablo Magtajas.

Representing DPWH X is Acting Assistant Regional Director Rey Peter B. Gille, Construction Chief Virgie G. Nayve, and Project Engineer Leowald L. Pecore, who discussed the components of the project.

The building complex can accommodate up to 7,700 people, in which its components include the Main Building, Carpark Building, Restaurant, Pavilion, Administrative Building, TIEZA Office Building, Power House, Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Facility, Material Recovery Facility (MRF), Guard House, and Pump House.

The completion of the CDO Civic/Convention Center will support various events like sports, concerts, conventions, exhibits, seminars, conferences, and trade shows that will be held in the city. It has also been envisioned to ignite further economic development with the emphasis on investment, infrastructure improvements and tourism, hence providing more job opportunities for the whole populace of Cagayan de Oro City and neighboring areas.

Source: DPWH-10

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