P25.5-M infra projects turned over to mountain brgys-A A +A
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
THE Cebu City Government yesterday turned over more than P25.5 million worth of infrastructure projects to eight mountain barangays.
This, as it began implementing two projects amounting to P7.34 million in two mountain villages.
Projects that were turned over yesterday included newly concreted roads and concrete pavements with drainage systems.
The beneficiaries are Barangays Malubog (P3.19 million), Taptap (P3.2 million), Adlaon (P3.17 million), Lusaran (P3.1 million), Cambinocot (P3.2 million), Mabini (P3.2 million), Binaliw (P3.2 million) and San Jose (P3.2 million).
Projects that were recently launched are the road concreting with drainage systems in Barangays Babag (P3.6 million) and Buot Taup (P3.6 million).
Based on the records of City Hall, most of the infrastructure projects were funded under the P5.2 billion budget of 2012. Some projects were funded by last year's P875.96-million Local Development Fund, which is 20 percent of the City's Internal Revenue Allotment.
Mayor Michael Rama went to the mountain barangays yesterday to lead the turnover ceremony and the groundbreaking of the projects.
Most of the projects in the barangays are road concreting because the mayor earlier said he wants to pave all roads in the mountain barangays to improve the transportation of goods from farms to the market.
Rama said there will be more projects in the coming months to be implemented and turned over to the city's barangays.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 20, 2013.