Beng realizes P1.4B projects in 4 years PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 January 2012 13:01

House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao and District I Representative Beng Climaco has implemented infrastructure projects amounting to P1.4 billion within a 4-year period from 2007-2011 in fulfillment of her commitment to help improve the plight of the Zamboangueños.

For 2011, alone the District I congressional office has implemented 247.8 million worth of projects.

“We thank the Department of Public Works and Highways through the leadership of Secretary Singson, Director Jorge Sebastian and District Engr. Merham Acas, the Department of Agriculture for the coordination of our entire farm to market roads being constructed and our barangay officials for making these projects RELEVANT to our people and making them very useful in their day-to-day activities”, Cong. Climaco said, as she made a full accounting of her 2011 accomplishments  before the City Council recently.

The P1.4 billion covered various projects that included multi-purpose covered courts, school buildings, drainage systems, water tanks, bridges, road concreting and farm to market roads and many others implemented in 37 barangays in District I including other areas such as the R.T. Lim Boulevard expansion which was undertaken jointly with the city government as well as schools such as the Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga Polytechnic College and many other areas.

From 2011 to this year we see the completion of many projects as all of the 37 Barangays were allotted 1M pesos each for Infrastructure projects of their choice, the congresswoman said. 

For 2012, Climaco said her office will embark in new initiatives, one of which is the proposed new Zamboanga International Airport whereby the Department of Transportation and Communication is currently working to package it for a prospective Public-Partnership Project (PPP) which will eventually be bid out to interested private investors. “This amongst others shall be part of the work that needs to be done.”

This year will also see the continuous construction/ rehabilitation of the R.T. Lim boulevard project.

In the case of the proposed Zamboanga City by-pass road, the congresswoman said she and her counterpart in District 2 together with Mayor Lobregat worked hard to lobby for the realization of the project.

“I am happy to announce that under the Aquino presidency, this project will now be implemented.  The amount of 310 million pesos has been allocated for the opening of this 42 kilometers Circumferential Road from Patalon in the West and Culianan in the East Coast”, she said stressing that people travelling from the west coast would no longer pass through the downtown area to go to the east coast. The same project, she said, will spur economic development in the areas where this will pass through, and at the same time decongest traffic in the center of the City.

“District 1 is set to implement all other lined-up projects and this will cost 600 million pesos covering national and regular funding for our infrastructure projects. In two terms, we have completed and we are set to implement 1.4 billion pesos in infrastructure projects alone. Este todo para con el vivientes
del Distrito Uno y del ciudad de Zamboanga. Este el fruta del todo impuestos que ustedes ta paga,” Climaco emphasized.

She added: “We began with baby steps in the first year of our report and we continue our toddler strides for more contributions to our compoblanos”.
The lady solon’s report also tackled accomplishments in various other areas such as security, health and education and other initiatives being undertaken—all intended to bring about progress and development in the city.  — Marvin Segura