A coffee shop is being eyed to be put up at the Capitol Lagoon Park in Bacolod City on the site where the Negros Cooperative Bank is located.
Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson said yesterday that the idea of a coffee shop at the site was brought up during the previous administration. He said he sees the synergy of having a coffee shop to serve the people who use the lagoon, especially for those who come early to walk and jog.
He said it will have to be determined whether the provincial government will have the capability to run the coffee shop or for its operations to be bidded out to the private sector.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan has passed a resolution authorizing Lacson to demand that the NCB vacate the area for alleged failure to pay its water and electricity bills.
Lacson said he hopes that an amicable settlement can be reached with the NCB.
Meanwhile, Lacson said he has not sat down with the private group running the Negros First CyberCentre yet.
The governor said he just wants to improve income for the province.
“I don’t know if we can make it happen because we have a joint venture agreement,” he said.
However, he said the amount being paid by the private sector group running the NFCC to the provincial government is far short of the yearly amortization the Capitol is paying for the loan made to fund its construction.*
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