Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Construction starts for P470-M Iloilo Convention Center

The contractor builder of the imposing five stories Iloilo Provincial Capitol handily won the bidding of the Iloilo Convention Center held last September 24, 2013 held at the Dept. of Public Works and Highways regional office here.

DPWH Regional Director Edilberto Tayao said that Hilmark Construction posts a bid price of P479 million against FF Cruz Construction of P600 million and FGurrea without a price bid to win the contract and finish the building within 270 days.

Tayao said that documents of the winning bidder were sent yesterday to the central office of the Department of Tourism-Tourism Infrastructure Economic Zone Authority (CDOT-TIEZA) and the Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed will be issued within a week to Hilmark to start the construction. Tayao said the construction of the structure only is expected to commence October 15, 2013 to be finished in nine months by 2014 following the design of Ilonggo international architect William Coscoluella.


The Iloilo Convention Center is set to transform the Western Visayas Region into a world-class business tourism, convention and events destination. This grand new setting located at the Il oilo Business Park in Mandurriao affirms the vibrancy and vitality of Iloilo, the South’s new city of tomorrow.

Designed by Ilonggo Arch. Willy V. Coscolluela
With 15 exterior fins that evoke the beauty of Iloilo’s colorful Paraw Sail
Glass Walls feature abstract designs of the Dinagyang Festival
Use of indigenous stones for the fa├žade and interiors

Can accommodate over 3,700 guests
Main convention hall at the ground level
8 function rooms at the second level
State-of-the-art audio and video equipment
Kitchen designed to international standards
Museum / souvenir shop

Part of the Iloilo Business Park, and near the community’s hotels
BPO offices and retail and leisure attractions
Near the Iloilo international airport



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