Iloilo Convention Center, main venue of 2015 APEC ministerial meetings in Iloilo, is set to be completed in March 2015 according to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
DPWH-6 regional director Edilberto Tayao assured Senate President Franklin Drilon on the completion of the convention center during the meeting of Iloilo-Batiano Rivers Development Council (IBRDC) meeting on Thursday, July 31.
The Iloilo Convention Center is a P700-million hub laid out in 1.7 hectare of Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park township in Mandurriao district. It will be a two-storey building with a total floor area of 6,400 square meters, with 3,700-seat capacity main hall and 500-seat function rooms.
The state-of-the-art Convention Center was funded from the pork barrel of Ilonggo Senate President Franklin Drilon, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).
|July 2014 photo of ICC construction. via IBP Facebook.|
The target completion date gives enough time for the Iloilo’s hosting of APEC SME Ministerial Meeting on September 21-25, 2015 and Food Security Week tentatively on September 28 to October 6, 2015. With Reports from TheDailyGuardian.