For a significant number of years now, the local offices of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in GenSan were located at Osmeña Avenue, on the ground floor of the R.A. Building. This also includes the Negosyo Center, the spinoff DTI facility offering easy access to services for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s). Recently however, the national department has pushed to have its own dedicated building within the government hub at the heart of the city. The chosen site, next to the Oval Plaza, already had its previous occupants move out. Now, the date for breaking ground at the future DTI GenSan office has been announced this week.
As Bariles Republic on Facebook tells it, this coming Wednesday, November 20, will be the official groundbreaking for the next building and office for the GenSan Field office of the Department of Trade and Industry. The selected site is at the corner of Roxas East Avenue and Matalam Street, across the road from the Oval Plaza and next door to the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) Social Development Center. To facilitate the construction, the former occupants of the area, the GenSan Flower Vendors Association, have transferred to a new location just several days before the groundbreaking ceremony itself.
Judging from the finished building visual provided by DTI GenSan, their new field office will stand at five stories tall, with a design incorporating several elements from the already operational GenSan Investment Action Center, where business permits are processed alongside several other offices and services. The fifth floor will also be partially open-air, with a roof overhead to keep most of the sun’s heat off.
Considering that this is the ceremony to break ground on a building to house the local offices of national government department, there will a number of significant personages attending the event on November 20. GenSan City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera will naturally be present, and the guest of honor for the occasion is none other than Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez. The DTI GenSan Field Office groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 8:30 in the morning of Wednesday this week, and will be be viewable by the public.
Image from DTI GenSan Facebook