New US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission to visit ZC, Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:19

Brian Goldbeck, the new Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy, is scheduled to visit Zamboanga City and Basilan province this week to learn about the U.S.-Philippine partnership and U.S. Government-supported projects in the two places.

The U.S. Embassy in a statement Tuesday disclosed that Goldbeck and Mayor Celso Lobregat will lead U.S. and local government officials to inaugurate a suspension footbridge project on Friday (Sept. 28) in Sitio Murok, Barangay Pasonanca, north of this city.

The footbridge project will benefit approximately 6,000 residents in Sitio Murok, Barangay Pasonanca and from nearby areas.

The construction of the footbridge was funded by the U.S. government and was completed last month.

The footbridge provides safe pedestrian passage and timely transport of people, products and services to all corners of Zamboanga City.

Goldbeck arrived in Manila last Aug. 16 to assume the duties of Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Manila.