City earmarks P80-M for command center PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:53

The City Engineer’s Office now under the helm of Engr. Christopher Navarro is expected to implement more or less P1 billion worth of infrastructure projects this year, part of which is the construction of the disaster command center amounting to P80 million.

Engr. Navarro told the press briefing Monday that the command center has an appropriation of P50 million for structure and P30 million for site development.

Most of the projects are road openings to address traffic congestion problems. These include the opening of Kasanyangan-Tetuan Road, the Veterans Avenue to Tetuan Road that will connect Camanchile Road to Tetuan interior at an initial amount of P45 million.

The City Engineer’s Office is likewise fast tracking the completion of the Gov. Camins Avenue to Sta. Maria and Gov. Ramos Road with an additional P20 million for road concreting.

Other projects are in line with Mayor Beng Climaco’s priority programs for security, health and education or SHE like the construction of police stations, fire stations, health centers, daycare centers, classroom buildings and other school facilities.

At least 21 school buildings are lined up for implementation this year that are climate change resilient.

Records from the CEO showed that the total projects would amount to P713,760 million in addition to P22 million projects already released and P156,960 million unreleased projects.-(Vic Larato)