LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Comprehensive transformation and a modernized version of the Provincial Capitol Complex will take place in 2024.
A significant landmark of the province, the Provincial Capitol Complex has long served as a mecca for different governmental activities and a hub for various public services.
In line with this, the Pangasinan Provincial Board has approved a resolution, which was authored by Board Member Salvador S. Perez, Jr., on December 11, favorably endorsing and interposing no objection to the proposed redevelopment of the said area.
Aiming to enhance functionality, aesthetics, and accessibility, the project will include the revitalization of existing buildings, the construction of new facilities, the implementation of green spaces, and improvements to infrastructure, public amenities, and the war memorial.
“The benefits of this redevelopment project extend beyond mere physical renovations,” the resolution stated as it further disclosed that the new edifices will be better equipped to accommodate the increasing demands of government services, fostering effective decision-making processes and improved service delivery for the constituents.
To realize the big-impact infrastructure project, a public consultation was held on November 21 at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center (PTDC)-1, involving various stakeholders.
As this developed, the provincial government coordinated with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines relative to the relocation of historical landmarks and relics at the War Memorial. New locations for historical landmarks and relics have been integrated into the redevelopment plan.
It can be recalled that in November of this year, Governor Ramon V. Guico III, Vice Governor Mark Ronald DG. Lambino, along with some members of the board, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office headed by Engr. Amelia M. Zamudio and Engr. Edita L. Manue of DPWH 2nd Provincial Engineering District led the groundbreaking ceremony and the laying of the time capsule for the Reflecting Pool and Interactive Fountain Project, a component of the redevelopment of the Provincial Capitol Complex.
“Due to changing times and evolving needs, it is essential to adapt and modernize the infrastructure to better serve the public,” the resolution also stated.
(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan Information and Media Relations Office)