Cyber Centre now a commercial zone

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014


THE location of the Negros First Cyber Centre in Bacolod City has been re-classified from residential to commercial zone.

The City Council has approved City Ordinance 08-14-672, amending Section 1, Article 5 of City Ordinance No.216, series of 1998 of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.

The ordinance was passed upon the request of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. in a letter addressed to Mayor Monico Puentevella dated March 28, 2014.

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Marañon requested Puentevella and the City Planning and Development Office to "re-classify" the said area into "institutional/commercial area."

The said ordinance, the governor said in his letter, is one of the requirements of the Office of the President before issuing a Presidential Proclamation declaring the provincial government project as an "Information Technology Center."

The project has already been accredited by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) through Board Resolution No.11-523, Marañon added.

The three-storey Information Technology complex, whose first phase development costs P450 million, is expected to start its operations in June, Marañon said.

With P157.5 million funding for its second phase development, the Cyber Centre has 10,000 square meters of rentable BPO space, 6,000 square meters of commercial spaces or 120 stalls, and 1,000 square meters of incubation for start-up or small companies. (TDE)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 28, 2014.

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