Beng’s infra accomplishment in 2010: P252.5 M PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 January 2011 14:21

House Deputy Speaker Rep. Beng Climaco has implemented a total of P252.5 million infrastructure projects in 2010—a feat which many constituents find laudable and commendable for a second termer in Congress.  

Included in the list of projects are road concreting and rehabilitation, improvement of drainage system, rip rapping and construction of bridges, multi-purpose and school buildings.
Recently unveiled were school buildings and bridges, one of which are bridges within the bridge in Sucabon in Zone 2—projects which help protect the many pedestrians walking along Climaco Avenue every day.  Also inaugurated lately was the bridge that connects two school buildings in Southcom National High School maximizing the limited space inside the campus.

“It is my goal that the infrastructure projects built under my watch, would be safe, be of quality, and be built with integrity”. These are people’s money and we are here to make sure it goes back to the people,” the lady solon representing District 1 said in her report to the City Council last January 20.

She stressed that the projects implemented in the different barangays of District 1 are results of consultations with the people in the barangays. “I have spoken  of leadership by consultation, and I am astonished at how projects in District I have become a benchmark for creativity, efficiency and effective use of government funds by t he barangay, the stakeholders, and the project implementers under the supervision of the DPWH.”

According to Climaco, projects in her district are a “result of coordinative effort with the city government”  stressing that this synergy and dynamism is a positive sign as it allows the stakeholders to be wise, responsible and good stewards of public funds.

On the other hand, the congresswoman expressed confidence that under the Aquino administration, Zamboanga, being the spiritual home of our new president will be given the opportunity to advance in many years.

For one, she said, the president is expected to sign the Open Skies Policy, an initiative that will open Zamboanga’s doors to more visitors that will strengthen tourism. “this will also allow us to enjoy a free market for products to further boost our economy”.

She revealed that the first four secondary airports to be declared  as Open skies would include the airports of Laoag, Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga.

“Zamboanga will finally be in the global map. This will undoubtedly be  a tremendous development on our efforts to promote our place as a tourist and business destination”,  the congresswoman added. — Rham Joseph Cabasag