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Plans for multi-purpose facility in Burnham Park now in the works – Mayor Domogan

Jan 13, 2017 @ 9:11

Plans for plans for the multi-purpose sports facility at the Baguio Athletic Bowl, Burnham Park is now being finalized, Mayor Mauricio Domogan said

The politiko said the project ,which has an initial P60 million budget, will be ready for bidding upon the completion of the requirements.

He said the project will under the public-private partnership (PPP) concept of development.

In September 2012, the Baguio City Council approved the terms of reference (TOR) for the project.

The TOR provides for the parameters of the proposed development project to cost P4.3 billion.

At the time, Domogan created a technical working group that prepared the terms and will ensure that the proposed project will be in accordance with the master development plan drawn by the University of the Cordilleras.

Aside from the multi-purpose facility, the entire project will cover an area of 77,257 square meters which will involve the reconstruction and installation of tartan track and oval stadium with international standards, grandstand with 4,000-5,000 seats, surrounding fence, bunker and dugout, treatment unit, lounge, business office and media room, lighting system for night games and bleachers that can accommodate some 3,000 people.

It will also cover the reconstruction of the indoor swimming pool into international standards and other sports-related facilities like indoor tennis court, table tennis room, basketball court, indoor simulation golf range, convention room and sports-related shops and restaurants.

Likewise, it includes the construction of parking facilities and support facilities and amenities like building as rentable spaces, accommodation facilities and others where the investor can recover investments.

The construction period will be for two years and upon completion of the project, the athletic oval will immediately be turned over to the city government which will continue to manage and operate the same with all income accruing to the city government.

To regain its expenses, the developer will operate the other facilities like the swimming pool, tennis court, pay-parking and other support facilities for 25 years.

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