Friday, September 16, 2011

MOA signing on three major Iloilo City projects set

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 16 (PNA) -- Senator Franklin Drilon is scheduled to lead the signing Friday afternoon of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on three important development projects in Iloilo City with members of the Iloilo River Development Council at the Hotel del Rio.

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the first MOA is between the city government and the Department of Agriculture Regional Office 6 on a P40-million development assistance for the upgrading of the city slaughterhouse to become a “Double A” category.

Last week, the city government received Senator Drilon's special allotment release order (SARO) for the upgrading of the city slaughterhouse in Barangay Tacas, Jaro into a modern facility being designed for pigs and cattle with complete waste water treatment plant, vehicles and drainage system.

The second project that will have a MOA signing will be the P150-million esplanade project that will cover 2.5 kilometers from Treñas Boulevard to the Railway Bridge.

The third project will be the P100-million additional support to the present P144-million worth of housing project in 5.6-hectare site in Barangay Lanit, Jaro for displaced riverbank dwellers with the National Housing Authority (NHA).

Mabilog said the construction of the housing units will have an allocation of P100 million, in which 75 percent will come from the NHA and 25 percent equity from the city government, payable in the next 10 years without interest.

On Thursday, Mabilog awarded land certificates to 15 homeless families living “on site” in Barangay South Fundidor, Molo district in this city.

These awardees are part of the 73 families who are the target beneficiaries of the said project covering the city-owned 5,000-square meter land. Each family will have 48 up to 52 square meters.

Each recipient will pay P220 monthly amortization within 10 years. One-time payment will cost P26,400. (PNA)


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