Governor Amado I. Espino III led the inauguration of the Pangasinan Training and Development Center (PTDC) II, another state-of-the-art structure which was constructed by the provincial government as venue for different activities, on November 29.
With a full house capacity of 1,200 as compared to the PTDC I that has only 550, Provincial Engineer Antonietta Delos Santos said that the new edifice which is dubbed as the big brother of PTDC 1, is of contemporary architecture.
As noted by Engr. Delos Santos, the construction consisted of three phases in which Phase I was completed last July 2017 followed by Phase II which was done in March 2018 and finally the project’s Phase III was completed last August of this year.
Designed by Architect Melvin Tugade of the Provincial Engineer’s Office, the newly-built structure has special walling which was equipped with acoustic materials (wood slots and carpets) designed to reduce reverberation or echo.
“The building is fully airconditioned, has well-defined wood studs and three-sectioned pathways with carpet and excellent lightings which makes it suited as a venue for conventions, seminars and other events,” the provincial engineer said as she added that this early several groups or offices have submitted their requests to reserve the structure for their respective activities.
It can be remembered that PTDC 1 was constructed during the term of the governor’s father—former governor and congressman Amado T. Espino, Jr. while the big brother edifice was established under Governor Pogi.
Hence, more structures are presently being constructed along Capitol complex to include the legislative building, warehouse for the General Services Office (GSO), and the edifice which will house the Provincial Information Office (PIO) along with two more departments. This is specifically situated near the Abong na Dayew (Hall of Fame building).
The blessing of PTDC II was officiated by Rev. Fr. Hernan Caronongan who commended the Espino administration for all programs and projects that were implemented for the benefit of all Pangasinenses.
Joining the governor in the inauguration rites were some members of the board and various chiefs of office led by Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba. (Ruby R. Bernardino)