Barely a month after Department of Public Works & Highays Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane, Jr. endorsed to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo the release of an additional P200 million for its completion, work has resumed on the long delayed Cagayan de Oro International Trade and Convention Center. Latest photos of the site showed the roof trusses have been completed with quite a handful of workers seen.
The project which is located in Taguanao, Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City is the first ever world class Trade and Convention Center being constructed in Mindanao. It was implemented utilizing the Design-Construct Scheme and is ideal for national, international and trade exhibits, as well as seminars and conventions.
Boasting of a 7,700 seating capacity, the Convention Center has several amenities like a multi-purpose hall that could accommodate 1,000 guests, a convertible indoor playing court, an exhibit area for 1,500 viewing guests with demountable partition for flexibility of expansion, 12 function rooms for 1,000 guests, 4 clubrooms with lockers and showers, cafeteria with approximately 100 seating capacity, and an administrative office, storage room and other support facilities.