Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmed yesterday that he found an “appropriate” site for the Negros First Global Institute of Technology in Talisay City.
He said the new proposed area, a 2.5-hectare property, will be donated by a private individual whom he will announce once the land will be turned over to the provincial government.
The original site on the provincial government-owned property in Barangay Matab-ang is being used for sports and school activities by the Rafael B. Lacson Memorial High School.
The groundbreaking for the P135 million NFGIT in June this year, which was led by Lacson’s predecessor, was met with a protest from the RBLMHS alumni and students who are opposing the construction of the institute.
Lacson said he got a commitment from the Talisay City government that it will improve the road network going into the area, “I think it’s a very appropriate area. Talisay really wants to support its sports program. That oval is very crucial to their sports development,” he stressed.
He said he just wanted a “win-win solution,” adding that “both parties are happy. Talisay said they really like to push sports, they can have their sports, and we still have an appropriate area for the campus.”
He is expecting the construction of the project to start on the first quarter of next year.
The NFGIT is an offshoot of the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center.*
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