\Three satellite markets will also be constructed
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) recently allocated around P142 million for Bacolod City intended for the rehabilitation and construction of city roads and three satellite markets. According to Bacolod City lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya, the projects are scheduled to be implemented within the year.
He said about P46 million was allocated from the national government, through the DPWH fund, for three satellite markets in Barangays Granada, Banago and Sum-ag. The rehabilitation and construction are expected to decongest Central Market, Burgos Public Market, and Libertad Markets.
Gasataya added, P50 million was allocated by DPWH for the repair, lighting, and drainage systems along roads connecting the Capitol Shopping Center, including Burgos Street, Hilado Street, and Narra Avenue.
The congressman explained, “It is the right time [for] the Shopping Area [to] be rehabilitated because, during the rainy season – even if it was a slight rain, the area [gets] flooded.”
He added, DOT also allocated P46 million for the rehabilitation of B.S. Aquino Drive after it was classified as a “tourism road.”/DGB, WDJ