Celso allocates P150M for Limaong bridge PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 September 2011 17:01

The proposed Limaong bridge that will connect Limaong to Tictapul in the east coast is expected to be one of the flagship projects of the city government under the administration of Mayor Celso Lobregat.

The project, expected to cost over P150 million will be open for bidding within the next 2-3 months. The funding is included in the 2011 budget.

Mayor Celso Lobregat during the budget forum for east coast barangays Tuesday said the project will be another testimony of the strong partnership between the national government and the local government, as it will be a joint undertaking of the city government and the Department of Public  qWorks and Highways.

The chief executive has made representations with DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson with the request that the national government help fund various infrastructure projects of the city specifically the construction of the Limaong bridge.

Earlier this year, the mayor met with Sec. Singson several times to discuss details for Limaong bridge project including the expansion of the R.T. Lim Boulevard development project and the Baliwasan seaside road as well as the by-pass road in the east coast to the west coast and the Limaong bridge.

He stressed that the bridge is very long and that the city government has no capacity to make the designs.
The design has already been completed and approved by the DPWH. The next step is the bidding process.

As agreed upon during his meetings with Sec. Singzon, according to Lobregat, the city government will fund the construction of the bridge’s sub-base while the national government will provide the materials.

“Hopefully before the end of the year, the project can start implementation”, the mayor told the Limaong barangay chairman and all other barangay officials present during the budget forum held at the Curuan National High School multi-purpose center Tuesday morning.

Aside from explaining the about fiscal administration, the mayor took the opportunity to hear the barangay officials’ issues and concerns. Explaining issues concerning the proposed budget for 2012 together with Mayor Lobregat were City Budget Officer Virginia Gara, City Treasurer Soledad Li, City Accountant Sylvia Binarao, City Planning and Development Officer Melinda Cabato and City Auditor Lourdes Lirio.

The forum Tuesday covered the Curuan-Vitali cluster that consists of 23 barangays that include Licomo, Tictapul, Limaong, Mangusu, Sibulao,Tigbalabag, Tagasilay, Buenavista, Curuan, Quiniput, Taguiti, Dulian-Bungiao, Muti, Dita, Vitali, Calabasa, Latuan, Lubigan, Tumitus, Bungiao, Sangali, Bolong and Panubigan.

Budget forums were also held at the Culianan National High School Sept. 21 that covered barangays under the Culianan district and yesterday, Sept. 22, at the Ayala Sports Center covering 20 barangays under the Ayala District. — Sheila Covarrubias