Iloilo Convention Center to bid for 2015 APEC meeting-A A +A
Thursday, February 21, 2013
THE P350-million Iloilo Convention Center currently being constructed at the old airport site in Mandurriao, Iloilo City will be completed by the end of 2014.
Senator Franklin Drilon said the construction timetable of Megaworld Corp. is enough to bid for the hosting of an international ministerial meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic conference (APEC) by 2015.
Megaworld is building the international convention center with a design by foremost architect William Coscoluella at no cost to the City Government.
The two-storey convention center will have state of the art facilities, performing halls and conference halls at par with other convention centers in the world.
Megaworld is also building two five-star hotels in the 23 hectare site namely the Richmonde Hotel and Marriot Courtyard and other commercial buildings and shopping malls expected to be finished by early 2015. (Lydia C. Pendon)