New roads, better security are city’s 2015 priorities PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 13:45

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday said opening of new access roads and improved security situation in the city are among her administration’s priorities for 2015 in an effort to ensure proliferation of business activities and ultimately ensure safety and protection of the residents.

“We will not allow criminals to make Zamboanga conduscive to criminal activities. The goal is the prevention of bombings, kidnappings and other lawless activities,” Climaco said in a long distance interview from Manila over TV-11 yesterday.

She said the police and military have been doing their best efforts to keep Zamboanga City safe and the city will fully support the authorities in all their endeavours.

In 2014, the Climaco administration’s allocation for security shot up to P191.8 million from the P131.5 million allocation in 2013. The increased allocation is one       proof that the city is serious in its goal to strengthen security.

Among the roads that the mayor wants established are from Nuñez extension to Gov. Ramos; Camanchile to Sta. Catalina and various access routes connecting Tetuan and Tugbungan among others. The opening of the by-pass road from the east coast to the west coast, funded by the national government and which is about 30% complete, will also be followed up.

The opening of new roads will be to decongest traffic and to expand business activities to the barangays.

The mayor said numerous other programs are in her priority list for 2015 and all these are focused on Security, Health and Education (SHE) advocacy that her administration is aggressively pursuing.

Climaco is expected to make a detailed report of her administration’s accomplishments in 2014 and priorities for 2015 in her state of the city report to the City Council slated later this month. (Sheila Covarrubias)