Koronadal City, South Cotabato – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) XII building at the Prime Regional Government Center (PRGC), Barangay Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City, South Cotabato was recently completed paving the way to the transfer of office operations to the new building on January 4, 2016.
The NEDA XII building construction was undertaken by Gemma Construction, Incorporated under the supervision of South Cotabato 1st District Engineering Office (DEO) of the DPWH XII. It was started on January 29, 2015 and completed on December 23, 2015. It comprises 3 storeys with a ground floor area of 1,824 square meters. It was constructed at a cost of Php40 million on a 2,168 square-meter land donated by the City Government of Koronadal.
The building was designed by Architect Michael T. Olog, while he was still with the DPWH Regional Office XII. It has an elevator and other facilities for easy access to clients, especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
The 1st floor is currently used by the Finance and Administrative Division and the 2nd floor by the Office of the Regional Director, the Assistant Regional Director, and the four (4) Technical Divisions. Its 3rd floor was designed as a conference hall to host meetings, seminars and conferences.
In recognition of the efforts of DPWH 1st DEO in ensuring the completion of the building within schedule, NEDA XII Regional Director Arturo G. Valero, Ph.D. awarded a Plaque of Appreciation to District Engineer Eddie Amir. (Apollo Y. Manlawe, NEDA XII-DRD)