CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Third District Representative-elect Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr. on Monday, June 24, assured constituents in his district of his full commitment to fund various infrastructures projects here.
Gonzales made this statement during the opening of the Urbano Dizon Bridge in Barangay Panipuan, as he urged local officials to submit to him requests for infrastructure projects needed in their respective areas.
“This is to enable us to identify projects which are in need of funding and which of these should be given priority in the next budget for the district,” he added.
Gonzales has been known to push for impact projects in the district as seen in the various covered courts, bridges, schools and roads constructed during his term.
He also bared the ongoing construction of a dike road that will connect towns like Santa Ana and Mexico with direct access to Angeles City. He added that the road will make access to Angeles City easier and would decongest other vital networks in the district. Gonzales had also allocated some P50 million for the soil testing of the ongoing convention center project in the City of San Fernando.
“We will also be looking into the further implementation of the funding allocation under the Bacolor Rehabilitation Act to further bring in infrastructure projects into Bacolor,” Gonzales added.
Gonzales vowed to follow up the full implementation of the Bacolor rehabilitation plan in which the objective is the complete rehabilitation of this town buried by lahar, volcanic ashes and debris during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991.
This is mandated by Republic Act 9506.
Gonzales, under a fresh term at the House of Representatives, said that he will bring the matter up with President Rodrigo Duterte to finally realize the vision of the complete rehabilitation of the town.
Around P4.7 billion would be needed to fully realize the full rehabilitation of the town, while only P1.2- billion has been implemented for rehabilitation projects there.