Fabian, Fuerza to address Zambo overcrowding woe PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:09

Zamboanga City is slowly choking to death as the downtown areas have become overly crowded and congested that a concrete plan has to evolve to resolve the problem.

Team Fuerza Zamboanga headed by mayoralty bet Erbie A. Fabian and vice Mayor aspirant Atty. Luis Climaco along with Congress bet for District 2 Lilia Macrohon-Nuno has vowed to address the problem with a comprehensive plan as embodied in their 10-point agenda presented to the people in their daily rallies and sorties to the different barangays in the city.

If and when elected by the people on May 13, 2013 Team Fuerza Mayor bet Fabian said the group is committed to initiate moves to relocate key government offices outside of the city proper to a new government complex to be pinpointed later.

The relocation will include moving city hall to a new site which could help lessen the inflow of people and vehicle traffic to the heart of the city.

“We have observed the situation has reached critical level as traveling to and from the city proper has become an arduous task simply because there has been an exponential rise in human and vehicular traffic these past few years, that Zamboanga City is bursting at its seams literally giving us major headaches in traffic management,” Fabian emphasized.

“The recent census on population has indicated the city is near breaching the one million mark in population with over 800,000 residents and latest data released by the Land Transportation Office showed there are over 80 thousand vehicles plying the city roads at present, so doing the math will give us a fair idea of how things have evolved,”the solon from the 2nd district added.

The city has failed to open new roads and highways which has led to monstrous traffic jams in major thoroughfares in the city at critical hours of the day, leading to loss of productivity and waste in fuel consumption of vehicles as they get stuck in traffic, the mayor aspirant added.

“I have received complaints from many in the business sector of lost opportunities as others purposely shy away from coming to town because of traffic, others lamented the precious time lost in transit because there is no other option for travel in going to and coming from the city proper,”  Fabian revealed.

“There is indeed an urgent need to identify new growth centers to be established where people will have options in the near future to travel, and hopefully by then we can ease the situation in the downtown area,” Fabian said. “That is why we are presenting ourselves to the people with our plans on what we intend to do when we get elected, and it will help if the people vote for our entire slate as I will need help from my party mates in executing our plans and programs as we have promised to the people. — Fuerza Zamboanga media Bureau