Mercedes residents thankful to Zambo mayor for the P133-M projects

August 31, 2012 12:57 am 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 30 -– Residents of Barangay Mercedes, 14 kilometers east of this city, expressed their gratitude to Mayor Celso Lobregat for implementing a total of P133 million worth of infrastructure projects in the are over the last six years.

Of the P133 million worth of infrastructure projects, P19 million worth of projects were turned over Wednesday afternoon.

The projects include bridge connecting Barangay Mercedes to Lumbayao, Zambowood worth over P15 million, the 275-linear meter drainage system fronting the Mercedes Central School worth almost P1 million and the rehabilitation and expansion of barangay hall costing over P2.5 million.

These new projects brought to more than P133 million the total worth of infrastructure projects that the city government under present administration had implemented in Barangay Mercedes since Lobregat assumed his second term in 2007. The mayor also implemented other projects during his first term from 2004 to 2007.

In 2007, Mercedes received from the city government a total of P8.2 million worth of projects, which included a two-storey six-classroom building worth P3.9 million at Mercedes Central School, irrigation structures and farm-to-market roads, and others.

In 2008, about P1.6 million worth of various projects were completed in Mercedes such as a children’s playground worth to P177,497 at Mercedes Elementary School, and Mercedes-Lumbayao road concreting worth P1.2 million.

In 2009, Mercedes got P4.7 million worth of projects, mostly school buildings, footbridge and road networks.

In 2010 and 2011, among the projects implemented were road concreting P3.5 million, slope protection P470.760, drainage system P97,363, administration building at Mercedes Public Cemetery P957,516 and a multipurpose hall costing P683.417, among others.

Complete projects in 2012 totaled P7.6 million while over P50.7 million other projects which are still ongoing. (PNA)

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