Zamboanga City gets P105M support fund PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:07

Zamboanga City is one of the local government units in the country that passed the seal of good housekeeping and qualified as recipient of the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF).

Mayor Celso Lobregat said the national government through the Department of Interior and Local Government is set to release P105 million for Zamboanga City for the implementation of various projects that include among others  rural electrification, local roads connecting national roads, arterial farm to market roads and bridges, local economic enterprises, flood control and drainage and to support various priority projects of the national government such as the millennium development goals, Philippine disaster risk reduction and management act of 2010 and solid waste management act of 2000.

In a memorandum issued by the DILG, Secretary Jesse Robredo said the fund “shall be utilized as capital expenditures and shall be used to augment their respective approved 2012 Annual Investment Plan (AIP)” for implementation of any of the projects cited.

Recipient local government units are required to submit a one page project brief based on the corresponding amount of LFSF share that may be released to them.

For the city of Zamboanga, Mayor Lobregat said the special funds will be used for rural electrification projects, repair of school buildings constructed by the Department of Education, river control and rip rap projects and several others.

The identification of the projects was done during a meeting with concerned agencies convened by Mayor Lobregat before the deadline of the submission of the project brief January 2.

Based on the DILG listing, the LGUs that will receive the LGSF share in Region 9 or Western Mindanao are Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga City, Dapitan City, Dipolog City and Pagadian City. The amount to be released in each local government unit varies. — Sheila Covarrubias