Thursday, May 23, 2019

Owner offers lot in Sum-ag for Bacolod south terminal

ACTING Bacolod City Mayor Greg Gasataya said Friday a property owner in the village of Sum-ag is offering his lot to the City Government for the establishment of a south terminal.

Gasataya said Sum-ag Barangay Chairman Rodney Carmona wrote Mayor Monico Puentevella on August 6 about their proposal to put up the new south terminal in his barangay.

Carmona said they were able to find an area suited for the establishment of the facility along the national highway.

The village chief said property owner Nelson Huerva has expressed his willingness to house the south terminal under a build-own-operate scheme at no cost to the city government.

Carmona is requesting for a meeting with the technical working group (TWG) to discuss Huerva's proposal to thresh out the requirements and guidelines on the terminal operation.

Gasataya said the Sum-ag Barangay Council passed a resolution last March appealing for the approval of the city government to establish the southbound terminal in their barangay.

Gasataya said he will refer Carmona's letter to the City Council for its inclusion in the session on Wednesday and also refer it to the Committees on Laws and Transportation.

The TWG is studying the proposal of the Yanson Realty Development Corporation (YRDC) to donate its 51,406-square-meter property in Barangay Tangub for the use of the new southbound bus and jeep terminal along the Circumferential Road.

Meanwhile, a joint committee conference will be conducted next week by the SP Committees on Laws and Transportation chaired by Councilors Alex Paglumotan and Ana Marie Palermo, respectively, to discuss the request of the mayor for authority to sign the Deed of Donation of the YRDC.

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