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PIA Press Release
2006/10/04

Media inspects CICC construction progress

Cebu City (4 October) -- Cebu media were treated to an ocular inspection on the progress of the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) construction by main architect Manuel Guanzon this morning at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City.

Guanzon in a briefing to reporters and photographers said pictures taken at the site must be published the next day so as to provide the public the real score on the actual accomplishment of the ongoing building of the edifice.

More or less 750 workers are working round the clock or 24 hours a day, seven days a week in two shifts just to be able to finish the international center on its target completion date on November 15, according to Guanzon.

Guanzon explained that all materials in building the structure are pre-fabricated so what one may see today may have a huge difference three days later. The total pre-fabricated structure of the CICC took us two months where the use of structural steel is faster unlike the conventional way which takes longer due to curing time, he added.

Full blast on the construction work started middle of August although work has began even in June. The delay was caused by the late arrival of the 2.8M kilograms of steel that came in only late July, this was said.

Currently, accomplishment percentage of the CICC is 90 percent complete, said the CICC architect.

By next week, the escalator and elevators will be installed as workers are smoothing cement for tile flooring on the plenary hall located at the 2nd floor of the international center. The theater type hall can accommodate 1,000 seats, Gunazon bared.

The international media center (IMC) also located at the 2nd floor is almost done as workers put on the composite panel for the walling as well as the finishing touches. The IMC will be divided into a working area and a press conference area. About 2,500 foreign media are expected to attend and more than 300 from the Philippine press, this was disclosed earlier by 12th Asean Summit National Organizing Committee (NOC) - Media and Communications Secretariat Head Milton Alingod.

By October 30, the Radio TV Malacaņang will install the wiring and cables and other necessary broadcast equipment for the IMC. Imported air conditioning units are on standby at the site ready for installation as air conditioning of the CICC is highly centralized, Guanzon further added.

The P450-M CICC equipped with a helipad has three floors categorized as lower ground floor, upper ground floor and the second floor. The lower ground floor will be used for the VIP parking, it was disclosed.

The total land area of the CICC is 3.8 hectares but the structure itself is about 25,000 sq. m. and the actual floor area of the center is 7,000 sq. meters, Guanzon said. (PIA-Cebu/FCR) [top]

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