DOT allocates P135M for Iloilo City plaza rehabilitation

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE
City government approves P19M for Plaza Libertad redevelopment

In response to a request by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, the Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed they would be providing P135 million for the rehabilitation of three city plazas. P65 million will be allocated for the La Paz District Plaza, while the Arevalo District Plaza and Molo Plaza will each receive P35 million.
“I am happy to announce the good news that the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority Board recently approved the allocation of P135 million, which will be utilized for the restoration of three renowned landmarks,” DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat earlier announced.
In addition, funding was also approved for rehabilitation on the Jaro Belfry; construction of a tourism information center, rest area, and restroom at Esplanade 3; improvements to the Iloilo Convention Center; and the development of Sunburst Park.
Meanwhile, the Iloilo City government has allotted P19 million for the redevelopment of Plaza Libertad. According Treñas, a fountain will be installed.
In addition, the City Engineer’s Office demolished a dilapidated structure within the park, while trees were pruned and landscaping was improved.
Last year, the mayor signed an executive order declaring all heritage sites and tourism zones covered by RA 10555 as “smoke-free areas.” According to the law, the Jaro Cathedral, Molo Church, Iloilo City central business district, Fort San Pedro, Jaro Plaza complex, Molo Plaza complex, and Plaza Libertad complex are included in the order.
The order also prohibits the use of e-cigarettes and the promotion or sale of tobacco products and devices in the said areas./WDJ

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