Lobregat leads unveiling of P8.6M boulevard project PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 15:25

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday afternoon led city government officials in the inauguration and turnover of the P8.6 million improvement and beautification projects on R.T. Lim Boulevard as part of “Dia di Ma’am Caling” activities.

Inaugurated were the site development and beautification projects on the boulevard amounting to P8,666,828.36. These included the site development worth P864,938.38, another site development of P7 million and the installation of lighting facilities amounting to P801,889.98, most of which were undertaken by administration through the City Engineer’s  Office.

The expansion of the boulevard started with the slope protection cum-seawall initiated by House Deputy Speaker Beng Climaco in the amount of P20 million. Once the piling works were done, the city government took over for the site development and beautification of the premises.

Mayor Lobregat emphasized that the newly refurbished R.T. Lim Boulevard is another promenade site of the city that hopes to attract domestic and foreign tourists in addition to Paseo del Mar and Palza del Pilar.

The city’s historic Plaza Pershing is also undergoing improvements and beautification, as plans are afoot to install the so-called dancing fountains the parks and gardens.

This, he said, is the reason for the city government to maintain the cleanliness of the boulevard. Thus, measures are to be taken to regulate the presence of ambulant vendors for the convenience of the promenading public.

It was noted that the proliferation of vendors and litterbugs at night has caused the unsanitary condition of the boulevard where garbage litter everywhere. Suggestions are being considered either to ban the vendors or regulate their presence on the boulevard to keep it spick and span.

There have also been series of council resolutions and the sanitary ordinance that prohibit vending of any kinds on the boulevard.

The chief executive also stressed that the boulevard project demonstrates  the strong partnership between the city government under his administration and the national government through Deputy House Speaker Beng Climaco-Salazar of District 1. — Vic Larato