City sets series of project turnover PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 June 2013 11:03

City Hall has set a series of turnover of projects until June 30 showcasing the local government’s enormous accomplishments.

Initiated by the present administration under the leadership of Mayor Celso Lobregat, the project inauguration is done almost daily and covers barangays not only within the city proper area but even the far flung and interior barangays affirming the city’s concern for all barangays folks regardless of the villages’ location, population and even people’s faith or religion.

Approximately reaching more than a hundred million pesos, the projects being turned over and to be turned over include school buildings, police action centers, health centers, fire stations, centers for elderly, road concreting, slope protection, drainage systems, irrigation facilities, footbridges, government office buildings, public cemetery, water projects and many others.

City Engineer Luis Despalo said over the last 3 weeks, turnover of projects came almost daily. “Last week, we were in Vitali to turn over 10 projects amounting to P17.63 million affirming the city’s commitment to help improve the plight of our residents”.

Spearheaded personally by Mayor Celso Lobregat and assisted by Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, project inaugurations will continue until the mayor culminates his term and even after he assumes his new post as District 1 representative, Despalo affirmed.

He stressed that while volumes of projects are being turned over, numerous other infrastructure projects initiated by the Lobregat administration, are ongoing and may be turned over during the administration of incoming mayor Beng Climaco.

Among the projects turned over the last few weeks were school buildings and other education-related projects in Sta. Catalina, Mercedes, Divisoria, Malagutay, Bolong, Zone II, Vitali,  Tetuan; agriculture-related projects in Vitali; a public cemetery in Mampang; a health center, police action center, fire station and elderly center in San Roque among others.

Despalo said since 2007, the present administration has poured in over P5 billion for projects from east to west coasts. “Bien mucho pa maga proyecto que acabao ya y para man turnover y mucho pa tamen otro el que ta sigi pa construi o implimenta”,

The city engineer is confident that the incoming Climaco administration will implement more projects for the benefit of the people of Zamboanga.

Meanwhile, set for inauguration in the days to come are the government building at Villalobos street, Science Park in Pasonanca, Tulungatung Elementary School building in Tulungatung and a lot more.