Lawmaker turns over P7-M infra projects in Oro-A A +A
Thursday, July 26, 2012
CLOSE to P7 million worth of infrastructure projects were turned over Cagayan de Oro Representative Benjo Benaldo in three areas within the city’s first district over the weekend.
First to benefit from Benaldo’s projects are the personnel of the 4th Infantry Division (ID) who will reside at the Diamond Heights Village inside Camp Evangelista where the congressman turned over a 369 meter-long concrete road worth P3.8 million to Major General Victor Felix.
“This is part of 82 to 100 projects that we allocated for the first district. With the very able leadership and capabilities of District Engineer Bonifacio Lora and Assistant District Engineer Khadaffy Tanggol, we hope to finish these before my first term ends,” Benaldo said during a simple program after the ribbon-cutting.
He added that, before, only one percent of the national housing budget was allocated for Mindanao.
“Now that we are the assistant majority leader in Congress and with the full cooperation of Mindanao congressmen, half of the housing budget has been earmarked for Mindanao. As long as I am still your congressman, I will devote more of my time and efforts so that our men in uniform will be given decent housing,” Benaldo told the soldier-recipients who gave him a standing ovation.
Also turned-over over was a P1 million road project at the 4th ID.
Benaldo was warmly received by officials and residents of Sitio Pasil in Barangay Kauswagan as he lowered the time capsule in a simple groundbreaking ceremony for a P2-million covered court.
Assisting Benaldo during the groundbreaking rites were Kauswagan village chief Pedro Balite, former village chief Elnora Cahoy, and other barangay officials. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 26, 2012.