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Bicol Science Centrum to reopen withnew exhibits, expanded attractions

By Keren Anne Bernadas

NAGA CITY --- The newly improved and revitalized Bicol Science and Technology Centrum (BSTC) here will be reopened on Thursday, March 16, with new up-to-date exhibits and better science concept applications.

Since its creation on June 15, 1995, the 693-square-meter sized, BSTC, being the only science hub in the Bicol region, will expand its offers including cinema screenings, stargazing facilities and high-technological galleries.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development Public Media Relations Officer Allane Orendez, said in a post, that the centrum has an average annual visitor count of 53,000 and a maximum income of P227,000 each month.

The revitalized Bicol Science and Technology Centrum will offer five different galleries with realistic approach and experience.

From its 23 years of operation, it has received a total of 1.1 million visitors and generated P6.8 M in revenues, Orendez added.

DOST Camarines Sur Provincial Director Pat Felizmenio said that the management and the income of the centrum will go to the Naga City government for its continuous operations and services to the public.

Mayor Nelson Legacion said that the BSTC will serve as a learning environment for the students since its amenities are now complete and timely.

“We invite students from the basic education to visit the centrum to have a more vivid experience in Science and Technology,” the mayor said.

This coming Thursday, DOST Secretary Dr. Renato Solidum Jr., together with DOST Bicol Regional Director Rommel Serrano will lead the groundbreaking and the ribbon-cutting ceremonies. (PIA5/Camarines Sur)


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