ILOILO City Government's big-ticket infrastructure projects are expected to start construction works this 2021.
Mayor Jerry Treñas said the P400-million Legislative cum Parking Building will rise adjacent to City Hall.
The loan to finance the project has been approved by the Department of Budget and Management.
"Plazas have also funds and we are finalizing the designs. The city will also have additional seven police stations. Public markets will be developed. And our legacy project will be the City Hospital," Treñas said.
Treñas also initiated green tunnels at Esplanades and waiting sheds along Diversion Road in partnership with Megaworld Iloilo Business Park.
Also set to start are Dungon Creek Esplanade and Iloilo River North Bank Road Project, as well as dredging activities at Jaro Floodway.
"I think 2021 is going to be challenging for us. Leechiu Property Consultants reported that Iloilo City has overtaken Clark and Cebu in office rental despite the pandemic. It is clear that Iloilo will remain to be competitive and attractive to investors. And we have to make sure that with more economic activities, the more that we have to prioritize the safety of everyone," said Treñas.
"I am very positive the coming vaccines will be provided to Ilonggos. If we can vaccinate more people, and bring back economic activities, we will return to normal hopefully. We can achieve this because Ilonggos continue to be resilient," he added. (PR)