Mampang, Talabaan cemeteries near completion PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 16:04

The site development of the Mampang and Talabaan cemeteries, which form part of the City Development Strategies are nearing completion.
Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday morning spearheaded the inspection of the two projects together with Councilors Lilia Nuno, Rudy Lim, Eddie Saavedra, Nonong Guingona and Percival Ramos, City
Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. and his assistant Elmeir Apolinario, City Engineer Luis Despalo, Executive Assistant on project monitoring Amilpasa Bandaying, project engineers and the contractors.

During the inspection, the mayor suggested the implementation of some corrections in various plans and programs before the city government would fully accept the projects.

The Talabaan cemetery in Mercedes covering some 7 hectares costs P12.5 million and is intended for the Muslim sector. The project includes an administration building, a multi-purpose building and a comfort room building. It has existing road network and fence.

The Mampang project on the other hand covers two phases. The first phase, costing P23.9million covers the site development of 3.7 hectares and includes the construction of the road network, fencing, niches and 3 buildings –the administration, multi-purpose and comfort room.

The construction of public cemeteries is one of the 10 priority projects of the Lobregat administration under the City Development Strategy (CDS).
Lobregat said while the projects are almost complete, the City Council is also in the process of conducting committee hearings for the Ordinance that will regulate the operation of the two projects.

“Hopefully by next year we can have the public cemeteries operational”, the mayor said. — Sheila Covarrubias