Gov, Kim break ground for P630-M BIR building

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    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Gov. Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda together with Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares led the groundbreaking and time capsule laying ceremony for the construction of the new BIR Revenue Region 4 (RR4) building.

    The building with an approved budget worth P630 million will be constructed in a one-hectare property in PEO compound, Barangay Sindalan donated by the provincial government. The lot is approximately worth P200 million.

    Gov. Pineda said the building complex will be beneficial to the province as the influx of investors is expected in the near future. “Maganda ito sa future development ng Pampanga. Ang importante isang lugar na lang ang BIR para hindi kalat-kalat ‘yong opisina nila,” the governor said.

    Henares thanked the provincial government for the donation, which is a prime provincial lot.

    “Nagpapasalamat ako sa local government ng Pampanga. Lahat naman kami isa lang ang objective para mapalago ang ekonomiya ng Pilipinas at makatulong sa nakararaming tao,” Henares said.

    According to BIR RR4 Director Jethro Sabariaga the building complex will be the first eco-friendly government building in the province.

    “Meron siyang 350 kilowatt solar panel at meron din siyang water recovery facility at ‘yong pagkaka design ng building is ergonomic para magflow ‘yong hangin reducing ‘yong heat ng area,”

    The sprawling building will house the regional office, the document processing office of BIR, and the two district offices under Pampanga – Angeles and San Fernando.

    Sabariaga said “the approved budget for the building is P630 million but we were able to bid it for only P517 million”.

    The director disclosed that the construction of the said building will start once the Comelec ban ends.

    “Gusto na nating simulan ‘yong construction kaya nga lang nagkaroon tayo ng Comelec ban na tinatawag. The construction supposed to run for 540 days, 18 months. We hope it gets finished kasi ang construction nito was designed na yung 3 complex ng building sabay- sabay gagawin,”

    Sabariaga said The director believes that “the better building will translate to better services to the taxpayers”.

    Board members Rosve Henson and Ferdinand Labung and other BIR officials witnessed the said event.

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