THE Zamboanga City Government is eyeing improvements and upgrades to the current jump-off point to Sta. Cruz Island at the Paseo del Mar to improve the experience and ensure comfort of visitors to the fame island.
Architect Rodel Falcasantos said the improvement for the jump-off point, a small area adjacent the Centro Latino, will include the construction of a waiting area which will be able to sit all visitors headed for the Sta. Cruz island.
Falcasantos said the waiting area will also have other amenities intended for the comfort of people going to Sta. Cruz island such as shower stalls, comfort rooms, and massage areas.
Falcasantos said the plans are currently being completed by the City Engineer’s Office, and currently has a ballpark estimate of P3 million.
Meanwhile, Assistant City Administrator Cesar Raz reported initial measures to lift certain fees from certain Paseo del Mar facilities.
Raz said they are proposing to the City Council the removal of the admission fees for the dancing fountain and for the usage of comfort rooms in Paseo del Mar.
He said that parking fee in Paseo del Mar, however, may be increased from P5 to P10 to recoup revenues which will be lost if the admission and comfort room fees are removed.
Admission fees to the dancing fountain and comfort room fees draw in approximately P103,000 in monthly revenues for the City Government. (SunStar Philippines)