THE controversial Negros First Animal Hub located inside the Panaad Park and Stadium will be finished and will soon be utilized by the province after it has been formally turned over to the provincial government.
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the facility has been donated by the contractor, Eva Resoor.
The provincial board is already tackling the endorsement of the governor to approve and sign Resoor’s Deed of Donation.
Provincial Administrator lawyer Rayfrando Diaz said that the value of the Animal Hub donated to the province is worth P4 to P5 million and that the bidding for its completion will be held soon.
Diaz said that there will be no more investigation to be conducted on the controversial building which was erected without any permit from the provincial government during the previous administration.
“The donation of the building is already enough for the province,” he said.
In October of last year, Resoor was suspended by the provincial government from participating in any of its projects for six months to one year.
The suspension will stay until the one year is completed against Resoor, Diaz said.
Resoor did not indicate who gave them permission to construct the Animal Hub.
The P4-million facility became controversial after I Watch Negros Occidental Inc. found the construction project had not gone through a bidding process.
The structure was already between 80 to 90 percent complete when construction was halted due to an investigation.
The facility includes animal pens with rails, a drainage system, auctioneer’s bleachers, and an administration building. (TDE)