By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Improvements to the Provincial Capitol Park and Lagoon are nearly complete, according to Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa, who noted, Ayala Land, Inc. has already addressed eight of the 10 requirements put forward by the provincial government.
He said the last two items will be completed within the week.
Christmas decorations have also been put up after Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Helen Zafra earlier noted the public does not want to see a “dark and mothballed” park in front of the Provincial Capitol.
However, despite earlier saying the area would be reopened tomorrow, December 16, Mapa said it is ultimately up to Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. if plans proceed as scheduled.
Last week, a petition was set up by Provincial Council for Women chair, Atty. Andrea Lizares-Si, demanding the Capitol Park and Lagoon be reopened after almost a year of renovations.
The P25 million development of the Capitol Park and Lagoon is one of several projects in the area being undertaken by Ayala Land./DGB, WDJ