DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The city government of Tagum inaugurated several multimillion peso infrastructure projects, aiming to expand the city’s industrial growth and strengthen its investment viability.

On Jan.10, Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon inaugurated the P1.3-million Multi-Purpose Buildings, Purok Centers, Public Comport Rooms and a Lying-in ‘Paanakan’ Center.

Rellon said the infrastructure projects will “bolster the economic status of the city as well as satisfy its industrial necessities.”

For the school infrastructures which include classrooms and multi-purpose stage, the city government spent P12,488,106. The recipients of these projects were La Filipina National High School, Visayan Village Central Elementary School, Tagum City Trade School and Apokon Elementary School.

Road projects, meanwhile, which have an aggregate value of P4,766,723 in six barangays took advantage of the asphalting and concreting projects that covered at least 1,405 linear meters of road.

In addition, the local government also spent P3,150,000 for the construction and rehabilitation of various drainage systems in the city, covering almost 1,160 meters of canals and waterways.

Inaugurated together with the drainage projects is the 8-meter foot bridge at Barangay San Miguel costing P300,000. In sum, Tagum spent a total of P19, 954, 829 for the construction of these major infrastructure projects.

“The inauguration of these projects is just the kickoff of the city government’s calendar of more project implementation,” Rellon said.

He also gave credit to the six infrastructure development task force groups the LGU has institutionalized for accomplishing a remarkable record in terms of effective and efficient project implementation. (davaotoday.com)

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