CALASIAO, Pangasinan -- The first phase of rehabilitation of the town hall here is set to be completed by June this year, a local official said Monday, April 2.

In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Mayor Joseph Arman Bauzon said the Provincial Government of Pangasinan funded the renovation, costing P18 million includes the construction of new offices in the third floor of the town hall that began last year.

The new offices will be occupied by the Municipal Bayan members, said Bauzon.

“The councilmen will have their own offices, so they could properly give service to their constituents," Bauzon said.

The office of the vice mayor and the session hall will remain at the existing Municipal Council building, he added.

Once finished, the newly created departments like the Public Employment Service Office, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources, and Solid Waste Management Group will have their offices in the renovated town hall.

Other departments that will occupy the offices are the Accounting Office and the Budget Office.

Bauzon added that a LED screen will be installed in front of the town hall to serve as a transparency board, where the citizens could see updates on the financial statement and projects of the municipal government.

The mayor said the renovation was needed to address some problems in the building such as the leakage in its roof especially during rainy season, aside from the lack of offices of some departments.

The phase two of the rehabilitation will start on 2019.

The town hall was last renovated in 2011 after it was destroyed by fire. (PNA)