Celso inaugurates P4.2M worth of projects in Ayala PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 July 2012 14:09

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday motored to Ayala in the west coast to turn over  three projects amounting to P4.2 million, bringing to more than P115 million worth of various infrastructure projects that his administration had implemented in the said barangay since 2007.

Inaugurated one after the other were the 159-linear meter drainage system costing P995,572.35 (along the highway, fronting the Ayala Church), the shoreline protection measuring 225 linear meters long in the amount of P2,909,714.67, and the steel footbridge worth P1,275,933.81 at Calle San Miguel, for a total of P4,181,220.80. The projects were undertaken by private contractors ZamboPen, RRMEC and BCW, respectively.

In his message during the turnover program at the Ayala gym, which was attended by students, teachers and parents, Lobregat said that the city government under his administration had implemented a total of P115,435,775.02 in Ayala alone since 2007.

Since Ayala is a coastal barangay with a large river, he said, most of the projects were shoreline protection, slope protection and drainage system plus road network and school buildings.

The list of various infrastructure projects implemented in Ayala showed a total of P15.5 million in 2007, P13.7 million in 2008, P20.7 million in 2009, P16.6 million in 2010, P11.2 million in 2011, and P3.9 million under construction for 2012 that included the three projects unveiled yesterday.

Still to be implemented this year are P33.7 million worth of projects which have already been submitted to the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the city government. These include the construction of a three-story building with 27 classrooms amounting to P29.3 million at Ayala Central School, and rehabilitation of another building at the said school.

Ayala was also one of the first 10 barangays in the west coast (District 1) to have received the city government’s 4x4 vehicles for Community, Environment, Livelihood, Security and Order programs. The others were Baliwasan, Capisan, Canelar, Camino Nuevo, La Paz, Patalon, Baluno, Maasin and Cabatangan.

Present during the inauguration of the projects in Ayala were Councilors Mike Alavar, Jimmy Cabato, Rogelio Valesco Jr. and Cesar Jimenez Jr. together with the Barangay Chairman Diosterides Librero, the kagawads and tanods and Rev. Fr. Ding Vaño, who blessed the projects. — Vic Larato