P677M worth of projects for Sagay

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Mayor Alfredo Marañon III of Sagay City, Negros Occidental said around P677.35 million worth of projects will be inaugurated in the city this year.

Marañon said eight infrastructure projects estimated at P677.35 million will be turned over and launched this year.

In the first quarter of 2020, the P154-million Sagay Feeder Port expansion project at Brgy. Old Sagay, the P11.3-M Sagay City Livestock Farm construction and rehabilitation, and the P266-M Sagay Ecozone phase one development will be completed and turned over to the city.

On March, the P119.8-M Alfredo E. Marañon Sr. District Hospital will be completed as installation of hospital furniture and equipment are underway.

Two projects are expected to be completed in the second quarter of the year – the P86-M Port Facilities improvement and P7-M Rural Health Unit II completion.

Marañon also said that in September, the P33.25-M construction of support facilities for Sagay City Abattoir and Meat Processing Plan and Cold Storage Facility will be completed and the concreting Bato-Baviera-Divina Colonia Farm-to-Market Road is also expected to be done in the third quarter.

Part of the eight priority programs for 2020 are the P131-M Bus and Jeepney Terminal and P60-M slaughterhouse improvement.

Phase two of the Ecozone Development and improvement and expansion of government-run hotel Balay Kauswagan are also in the preparatory stage this year, while the bidding for the construction of bridge connecting Baviera-Bato Road was done last month.

Other projects that the city will prioritize this year are the concreting of more farm-to-market roads, barangay roads and bridges to reach far-flung areas, improvement of road lights in the major thoroughfares, and development of tourism sites.

Aside from the infrastructure projects, Marañon also highlighted the city’s programs on 2019 on agriculture, veterinary services, social services, education, nutrition, peace and order, culture and arts, sports, economic enterprise, city disaster and risk reduction management, Sagay Marine Reserve, and tourism.