All systems go for Governor Camins-Ramos road project PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:23

By Sheila Covarrubias

The much-awaited Gov. Camins-Ramos road project will soon be a reality, as the Iglesia Catolica Apostolica Romana de la Diocesis de Zamboanga on Wednesday formally agreed to part with its property that will be affected by 1.2 kilometer road project.

The breakthrough in the negotiations between the Archdiocese headed by Archbishop Romulo de la Cruz and the City Government through Mayor Beng Climaco came approximately 30 years after the project was first conceptualized.

The project will cut through the Iglesia Catolica property estimated about 3,841.60 square meters. Several other private lots which will be affected by the road opening have already been appraised by the Appraisal Committee and are now subjects of panel of negotiators resolution approving their purchase.

Mayor Climaco expressed both gratitude and elation that the Archdiocese of Zamboanga has agreed to part with its property with the formal turnover Wednesday. The development will pave way for the realization of the long overdue project, she said.

Climaco stressed that such undertaking would not have been possible without the collective support and cooperation of the Iglesia Catolica Apostolilca Romana de la Diocesis de Zamboanga through Archbishop de la Cruz and other property owners.

The opening of the road from the Nuñez estention (Centro Pastoral) Governor Camins Avenue extending to Governor Ramos Avenue in Sta. Maria is expected to lessen inconvenience to motorists and commuters alike as well as reduce traffic congestion in the area.

Aside from Mayor Climaco and Archbishop De la Cruz, also present during the Wednesday gathering were some committee members of Iglesia Catolica and City Government employees composed of the City Legal Office, City Engineer’s Office and the City Assessor’s Office. — Sheila Covarrubias