BACOLOD

Capitol needs additional budget for Panaad rehab

THE installation of a new rubberized track oval for the Panaad Stadium may need additional budget, lawyer Rayfrando Diaz II, provincial administrator, said Wednesday, January 29.

Diaz said the additional budget will go to installing a rubberized section of the two “D” sections located at the back of the football goals.

The initial budget estimate is P30 million but the final amount will be known when the program of works is submitted by the Provincial Engineering Office, he said.

He said the budget for the repair of the grandstand will come from the 2019 savings.

He pointed out that the amount is in addition to the P46 million allotted for the installation of a new track oval earlier approved for the project.

On the other hand, the budget for the repair of the other areas of the Capitol sports facility is contained in a proposed supplemental budget, Diaz added.

“More or less we need P250 million more for the completion of all the construction works at Panaad, ‘ he added.

Right now the Capitol needs an immediate P150 million to jumpstart the repairs at Panaad, he said.

He said the additional P100 million will be requested after the initial repair works.

On the hosting of the 2021 Palarong Pambansa, Diaz said the national government will not give any budget.

“The Department of Education will have allocation for the improvement of the billeting areas while the Bacolod City School Division will have a budget for water supply, comfort rooms and bathrooms as well as drinking water during the duration of the sports event. It is the province who will shoulder most of the cost,” he said.


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