SORSOGON CITY, 29-April-2013 (BicolToday.com) – City Mayor Leovic Dioneda vowed to pursue his plan for a convention center in the city which will help in promoting tourism and to accommodate visitors for the activities in Sosogon Festival in December.
The city convention center is envisioned to host events, from invited PBA basketball games to seminars, business conferences and similar activites.
However, the Mayor wants the funding to come from other sources, and not from loans coming from government financing institutions.
“I will use my networking activites to look for funds that can be used for the projects cost, more or less 100 million pesos, rather than sourced the funds from loans secured from government finance institutions,” he said.
“Incurring the expenses from loan to finance the project is not ideal since it compromises the 20% development funds intended for basic services needed by the people,” said Mayor Dioneda.
He hopes to realize the convention center will start construction this year. [BicolToday.com]