The city government will need an additional P250 million more on top of the P368 million bid price of the contractor FF Cruz to complete the new city hall building by June 2011.
This was disclosed by city Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog after requesting the Sangguniang Panlungsod for the additional amount to spend for the changes of design by converting the whole third floor earlier earmarked as parking area as office spaces for the second congressman of the city and other city hall offices.
The additional amount will also cover expenses for new office furniture, additional elevators, partitions, porcelain tiles flooring, solar panels as renewable energy sources and other expenses.
Earlier, the contractor advised the city mayor that the contracted amount is only good for the shell building construction with no additional amount for other expenses.
Mabilog said the new eight-storey city hall will be the most imposing new building in the city to be finished by June and to be inaugurated by August this year.
The building incorporates the design legacy of other heritage buildings here such as the faÃ§ade of the University of the Philippines Visayas, old Customs House, Masonic Temple and the old city hall. (PNA) Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=37588.0