Major landmark projects up for Bacolod this year

By: Dolly Yasa 

BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardia on Sunday revealed two major landmark projects here in 2020.

Speaking at Kapehan sa Aksyon Radyo anchored by Boy Duran, Leonardia revealed the start of the construction of the P163-million Bacolod museum-auditorium and the Bacolod Masskara Coliseum.

Both projects will be constructed on an 8.8 hectare property in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City, donated by the Yanson family to the city government.

The two projects will include a multipurpose museum and an 800-seat amphitheatre.

Leonardia said the Bacolod MassKara Coliseum will be air-conditioned and will seat about 10,000 people.

The coliseum is among the four big-ticket projects being funded by the city government’s P1.7-billion loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines.

It has already been granted an Environmental Compliance Certificate by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environment Management Bureau.

Leonardia signed the two contracts of donation for the parcels of land January last year.

The property will not only be the site of the museum and the coliseum, but also the future southbound terminal.

Leonardia said the coliseum and the museum will spur a new growth area in the southern part of the city.