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Lopez: P25M needed to
beautify city plaza

BY ADRIAN NEMES III

At least P25 million is needed for the beautification and greening of the Bacolod City public plaza that is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year, Councilor Jose Carlos Lopez, said yesterday.

Lopez, chairman of the Sangguiniang Panlungsod Committee on Tourism, said the fund for the project will come from the Tourism Infrastructure Economic Zone Authority.

However, he said, they still lack some of the requirements that include the land title of the public plaza showing that the property is owned by the city government.

He said that once the documents are completed, he will submit them immediately to TIEAZ so the request for the fund can be hastened.

Aside from the rehabilitation of public plaza, Lopez is also asking the National Historical Commission for the installation of markers and monuments in exit and entrance points in Bacolod City.

Lopez said Tourism Regional Director Helen Katalbas last week pledged to help fund the rehabilitation of the Sum-ag River and the mangrove plantation in Brgy. Punta Taytay.

He also said that a team from DOTC and the Department of Public Works and Highways will be in Bacolod next week to inspect the road leading to the watershed in Brgy Alangilan so its concretization can start and be finished in 2015.*APN

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