THE Cebu Provincial Government has spent most of its development fund for infrastructure.
The Capitol released P171.3 million for road rehabilitation, construction of buildings and other structures, water system, electrification and procurement of heavy equipment
The amount is 70.9 percent of the P241.5-million development fund under the Office of the Governor.
The P241.5 million was spent from 2014 to March 2015.
The development fund is 20 percent of Capitol’s Internal Revenue Allotment.
Provincial Information Officer Ethel Natera said Capitol has P407 million fund allocation in 2014 and P460 million in 2015.
Natera said that Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III also allocated part of the 20 percent development fund to the Office of the Vice Governor and Provincial Board members.
The environmental protection and risk reduction program got the second biggest share at P36.7 million.
These include construction of flood control drainage, purchase of materials and equipment, land improvements and construction of evacuation centers.
The Capitol also spent P22.7 million on health and social services, P8 million on countryside development and P2.9 million on education, technical and vocational training.
Natera said most of the funds were spent for projects in the municipalities.
A part of the funds was also used to buy multicabs and emergency vehicles for local government units and barangays.
“The funds were utilized to finance the priority development projects and programs as embodied in the duly approved local development plan that directly supports the Philippine Development Plan and the Medium-Term Public Investment Program,” Natera said.
Capitol said the projects are part of the governor’s agenda that includes health; education; environment protection, disaster risk management; infrastructure; tourism and investment promotion; and law and order.