Climaco inspects main public market PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 July 2016 11:23

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Mayor Beng Climaco on Friday conducted an ocular inspection of the main public market in a bid to fast track the market development plan and the sewerage treatment plant project of the Zamboanga City Water District in Magay.

Accompanied by officials from concerned city departments including representatives from the ZCWD and the USAID-BeSecure, Mayor Climaco checked on the proposed site of the sewerage treatment plant (STP) which was a subject of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the ZCWD years ago. Per assessment of the ZCWD, the project which would be located below the city’s Material Recovery Facility in Magay would require a huge investment compared to an above ground STP facility.

The ZCWD is expected to submit a new plan detailing the STP for possible amendments in the MOA to conform with the revised design. The project will be undertaken by the ZCWD in coordination with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office with technical support from the USAID- BeSecure (Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability) project.

At the main public market, Mayor Climaco together with the City Engineer, City Planning and Developmetn Officer, City Administrator and market officials visited the ukay-ukay (used clothing) area, the site of a tragic fire last year to assess the structures thereat.

She said the stalls/ structures in Rows E, F and G have to be repaired and rehabilitated to accommodate the existing vendors within the area and that new facilities to include toilet, garbage collection receptacles will be put in place.

The mayor instructed the City Engineer’s Office to come up with preliminary estimates for the 3 market rows as well as the rehabilitation of the drainage system in that area of the public market. Initially, the CEO estimates the project to cost as much as P40 million.

The CEO was also tasked to prepare a comprehensive site development plan indicating the existing facilities/buildings as well as the proposed additional buildings and facilities.

Joining the mayor in the inspection were Councilor Rodolfo Bayot, newly-appointed OIC City Administrator Atty. Jesus Carbon, Assistant City Administrator Apple Go, City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo Sicat, CDRRMO head Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Rey Gonzales, City Engineer Luis Despalo and ZCWD and USAID-BeSECURE representatives. — Sheila Covarrubias