BACOLOD CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte will be invited for the groundbreaking of the Masskara museum and coliseum, Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia said.
The mayor had earlier announced the construction of the P163 million museum, which will start in the first quarter of this year and is expected to be finished in two years.
The construction of the P800 million coliseum will follow.
Leonardia said he is in direct contact with the office of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri who made the museum-auditorium project possible.
In 2018, Zubiri presented to the local government of Bacolod and the media a two-storey structure which is considered environment-friendly and resource efficient.
The museum-auditorium can accommodate 800 people while the air-conditioned coliseum can seat more or less 10,000 people, the mayor said.
The two major projects will be built in Barangay Tangub in the 8.8 hectare property donated by the Yanson family to the city government of Bacolod.
The coliseum is one of the four flagship projects being funded by the P1.7 billion loan of the city government of Bacolod from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP).