By Development Communication Section
The new Multi-Purpose Hall of SEAFDEC/AQD was inaugurated during the opening program of its 44th anniversary celebration on July 3, 2017.
Former SEAFDEC/AQD chief Dr. Felix Ayson, under whose term the building broke ground, and current Acting Chief Dr. Chihaya Nakayasu led the cutting of the ribbon to finally open the Php 37-million facility.
Located near FishWorld, the new auditorium has state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities and can comfortably seat 500 in a banquet setup or 700 in a theater arrangement. The auditorium may also be divided into 3 smaller function rooms to host simultaneous events.
Primarily intended as a venue for SEAFDEC/AQD functions, the building will also be opened for rent to the public.
The Multi-Purpose Hall is equipped with a modern digital audio mixer, three units of mobile public address system, one set of stage lighting, 25 units of conference-type microphone, six units of line array speakers, and six units of wireless microphones.
In addition, it has a large-venue retractable projector with a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and a 4K enhancement technology display.
Other features of the Multi-Purpose Hall include Wi-Fi access with a speed of up to 1200 Mbps and security cameras.