Celso unveils over P12 million projects in Rio Hondo, Mariki PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 December 2011 17:08

In keeping with his constant commitment to initiate efforts that help alleviate the lives of people—regardless of religion, race or culture, Mayor Celso Lobregat today will lead city officials in unveiling various infrastructure projects in the barangays of Rio Hondo and Mariki amounting to over P12 million.

The projects encompass various aspects and are ultimately intended to help bring about development and progress in the two coastal barangays.  To be unveiled are the barangay hall in Rio Hondo worth P2.54 million; construction of police compact in Rio Hondo worth P1.32 million; construction/ rehabilitation/ improvement of footbridge from Rio Hondo-Mariki worth P4.94 million and construction of two building 3 classroom building each at Mariki Elementary School in Mariki amounting to P3.31 million.

Mayor Lobregat will be with members of the City Council and officials from the two barangays in inaugurating the projects today set at 9am.

The over P12 million projects to be unveiled form part of the multi-million peso worth of projects already implemented in the two barangays since the present administration has been able to improve the city’s finances since 2007.

Sound fiscal management is the key in improving the financial condition of the city that enabled the local government to strike a balance between implementing priority infrastructure projects and accelerating basic services to the people.

Rio Hondo and Mariki, two of the several Muslim-dominated barangays have been benefitting from the massive development program of the city just like all the other barangays in the city.

Just last November 8, Mayor Lobregat spearheaded the inauguration and turnover of the newly rehabilitated two-storey building with six classrooms amounting to P1.5 million at Rio Hondo Elementary School in barangay Rio Hondo under District I.

Undertaken by RRMEC, the school building project brought to P23.278 million the total amount of various infrastructure projects that the city government under Lobregat’s administration had implemented in Barangay Rio Hondo over the last five years.

Last January 17 this year, Mariki received 4 infrastructure projects amounting to P4.3 million that included the police outpost (P199,995.13); 60-linear meter footbridge worth P697,257.92; barangay hall worth P2,986,450.03 and the multi-purpose center with a land area of 223.55 square meters amounting to P449,946.83.

As of last January, Barangay Mariki is a recipient of various projects totaling to P12 million from the city government under Mayor Lobregat’s administration since 2007. — Sheila Covarrubias