About P677.35 worth of projects are set to be inaugurated this year in Sagay City, Mayor Alfredo Marañon III announced yesterday.
In his New Year’s speech during the first flag ceremony of the city government employees in Sagay yesterday, at the Government Center, Marañon announced that eight infrastructure projects estimated at P677.35 million will be launchedand turned over this year.
In the first quarter of the year, he said, the P154 million Sagay Feeder Port expansion project in Brgy. Old Sagay, P11.3M Sagay City Livestock Farm construction and rehabilitation, and the P266M Sagay Ecozone phase one development will be completed and turned over.
On March, the P119.8M Alfredo E. Marañon Sr. District Hospital will be completed, as installing of hospital furniture and equipment are now being done, he added.
Two projects are expected to be completed on the second quarter of the year. These are the P86M Port Facilities improvement and P7M Rural Health Unit II completion.
Marañon also said that in September, the P33.25M construction of support facilities for the Sagay City Abattoir and Meat Processing Plant and Cold Storage Facility will be completed and the concreting of the Bato-Baviera-Divina Colonia Farm-to-Market Road is also expected to be done by the third quarter.
In his 20-minute speech, he also announced eight priority programs for 2020 that include the P131M construction of a Bus and Jeepney Terminal, and the P60M improvement of the slaughterhouse.
The phase two of the Ecozone Development and improvement and expansion of government-run hotel, Balay Kauswagan, are also in their preparatory stages this year, while the bidding for the construction of the 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, he said.
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.
The mayor also urged all the public officials and employees of Sagay to elevate their performance this year, as it is a way to fulfill the mandate of serving the people.
He also thanked the Sagaynons for supporting all the city’s endeavor to pursue the projects, programs, and activities last year.*