Construction of “Big 3” Resumes
The Provincial Engineering Office (PEO) is resuming the construction of “Big 3” infrastructure projects after months of delay due to revisions on architectural designs.
“Last year pa natin sinimulan itong ‘Big 3’ at dahil design-build project ito, hindi automatic construction kaagad. May naganap pang design phase. Hanggang ngayon, hindi pa natin masasabing 100% complete na ang design plan ng mga projects,” PEO Assistant Engr. Lani Daquioag said.
Ongoing demolition works and partial foundation plans are being started, particularly the bored piling at the Dap-ayan Center, excavation works at the Ferdinand E. Marcos Stadium, and demolition process at the Provincial Capitol.
“Isa sa mga concerns namin ngayong tag-ulan ay ang construction ng basement sa Dap-ayan. Talagang maghuhukay tayo diyan at ngayon bored piling pa lang ang ginagawa namin, nakikita namin na mataas na ang water level. Ito ang isang dahilan sa posibleng pagka-delay ng Dap-ayan Center redevelopment,” Engr. Daquioag admitted.
On June 28, 2019, the Provincial Government conducted the simultaneous groundbreaking ceremony of the estimated P2-Billion worth of infrastructure projects.
During the 202nd founding anniversary celebration of Ilocos Norte on February 3, 2020, architectural firms leading the development explained that designs of the “Big 3” were anchored on heritage, Ilokano culture and tradition, and green architecture.