DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio led on Thursday, June 14, the launching of P28.5 million worth children’s parks, health centers, and comfort rooms in various areas in the city.
On Thursday, Duterte-Carpio opened the playgrounds with rubber matting at Marfori and Osmeña Park, Talomo Health Center, and the Santa Ana pier comfort rooms and public assistance desk.
The Talomo Health Center was pegged at P9 million; playgrounds for Marfori and Osmeña Parks were at worth P9 million each; and the Santa Ana comfort room and Public Assistance Desk worth P1.5 million.
"These are the projects we do to improve our existing city facilities," she said.
Duterte-Carpio said the health centers are very important since it makes medical services accessible to the people. The health center is located at GSIS, Matina, Davao City.
Meanwhile, the inauguration of two children's park is also intended to create spaces for children and their families.
"These parks are also intended to declog the main parks, which are Magsaysay Park and the People's Park," she said adding that they also eyeing to come up with another park.
City Environment and Natural Resource Office Officer-in-charge (OIC) Engineer Marivic Reyes told SunStar Davao that they just improved the facilities at Osmeña Park because it has an existing playground. As for the Botanical garden playground, entailed much work because everything is new and they added fencing.
Aside from the parks, Duterte-Carpio also launched the Santa Ana Pier comfort rooms, which she said is a form of maintenance in the area. She said the city is not allowed to rehabilitate the area because it is under the Philippine Ports Authority.
"We tried to talk to PPA but nothing came out of it, the documentation process has started to ask PPA to give Santa Ana Pier back to the city of Davao; so that we can manage it," she said.