P462M million infra projects ready for implementation-A A +A
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the City Engineer's Office (CEO) has already scheduled 516 infrastructure projects with a total cost of P462 million.
They also completed 324 projects costing P129 million and has 192 on-going projects worth P333 million.
CEO has completed new construction, widening and repair of the city and barangay roads worth P58 million while P158 million are ongoing. Twenty one million worth of projects that include repair of manholes and covers were finished while P20 million worth of projects are in progress.
They also constructed, repaired and rehabilitated classrooms, barangay halls, multi-purpose centers and gymnasiums amounting to P35 million and P39 million worth of similar projects, including the construction of the Bacolod Eye Center, are in progress.
Projects providing street lights to rural barangays like Granada and Vista Alegre, water by artesian wells, refilling stations and electrification were completed in the amount of P22 million.
For private sector construction, Leonardia said that the Office of the Building Official reported that for the period in review, private construction aggregated at P1.4 billion with 879 building permits issued.
On private construction projects, the City was able to collect P18.3 million in regulatory fees and P1.4 million in zoning fees.
"We have consistently breached the billion peso mark since five years ago. The on-going construction are even becoming more modern, better looking, taller and for sure more expensive. We are anticipating that within a year or two taller buildings are coming up and we will have the tallest structure in Western Visayas,” Leonardia said. (Carla N. Cañet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 05, 2010.