5 BPO firms eye Cybercentre spaces
By EUGENE ADIONG
BACOLOD City — Five business process outsourcing (BPO) companies intend to put up shop at the Negros First Cybercentre.
These were Accenture, Capstone Solutions Inc., CB Richard Ellis Inc., Colliers International and Jones Lang La Salle Inc., said Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan.
These firms were eyeing the second and third floors of the building. Spaces on the said floors will be leased to these companies at P250 per square meter, Pinongan said.
With this, the province is set to earn P2,183,000 monthly or P26,196,000 yearly, he said.
Meanwhile, commercial spaces on the building’s first floor will be leased at P300 per square meter, according to Pinongan.
This would let the province earn P935,100 per month and P11,221,200 per year, he said.
A list provided by Pinongan showed that the applicants for commercial spaces include banks, convenience stores, supermarkets, coffee shops, a travel agency, furniture and appliance showroom, boutique, a school for massage therapists, a beauty salon, a pharmacy, medical and dental clinics, a law office, an Internet café, and organic food and pasalubong stores.
In fact, only 104 commercial spaces are available at the first floor, but 47 businesses have applied to lease 109 commercial spaces, Pinongan said.
Pinongan said they aim to finish the Cybercentre by the end of the year because the BPO firms want to occupy it by November or December.
He said a Capitol committee is preparing a draft on the guidelines for the lease of spaces and the rates, which will need the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s approval.
Pinongan said P206,243,059 of the P449,873,520 loan that the Capitol applied for with the Development Bank of the Philippines has been released.
He also said the Capitol needs an additional P180 million loan for Phase 2 of the project, which will cover the purchase of four elevators, electrical connections and the parking lot./PN