Celso sets 5 projects for P105 million support fund PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 September 2012 14:27

The City Government’s has identified 5 priority projects for implementation using  the P105 million local government support fund it received for passing the DILG’s seal of good housekeeping program.

Mayor Celso Lobregat said the amount will be utilized for the rehabilitation and improvement of 27 school buildings costing P18 million;  rehabilitation/ improvement of the infectious ward at the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) worth P3 million; construction of slope protection projects at the rivers of San Roque and Tumaga worth P28 million; construction/ improvement of farm to market roads at Latap-Cabonegro, at Upper Latap and at Ayala-Lapaz worth P46 million and rural electrification in 17 areas worth P10 million.

The seal of good housekeeping for LGUs project, initiated by the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, is intended to promote transparency, accountability and efficiency in local governance.

Zamboanga City has been cited as one of the LGUs in the country that passed the seal of good housekeeping and was qualified to receive the LGSF. The DILG through Regional Director Paizal Abutazil formally presented to Mayor Lobregat last August 29, the marker or seal of good housekeeping affirming the city’s efforts to promote good local governance.

Based on the guidelines, the LGSF shall be utilized as capital expenditures and shall be used to augment LGU’s respective approved 2012 Annual Investment Plan (AIP)” for implementation of any of the projects cited. These include the implementation of 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.

The identification of the projects was done in coordination with the concerned agencies and stakeholders as early as last January.

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 varies in each local government unit with Zamboanga City getting the biggest slice. —Sheila Covarrubias