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PIA Press Release
2007/09/25

Development of Oro city hall complex mulled

Cagayan de Oro City (25 September) -- PLANS are underway for the development of a City Hall Complex, which will span the original city hall compound and the adjacent area where houses in Barangay 6 were gutted down by fire in July this year.

During the flag raising ceremony, Mayor Jaraula revealed that the space left by the July fire in the nearby area will become the site for the legislative building with the space fronting the Cagayan de Oro river still part of the envisioned boulevard by the river.

Mayor Jaraula said that the present City Tourism Hall will also be redeveloped into a city auditorium where local government events and functions can be held.

The present quadrangle where City Hall employees hold their weekly flag raising and lowering ceremonies will be converted into a covered court while an overpass will be constructed to connect the main city hall building to the proposed auditorium.

As plans for the expansion of the city hall complex are now being studied, Mayor Jaraula revealed that he is considering the proposal of the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company (CEPALCO) to develop at no expense on the part of the city government a 2-megawatt waste-to-energy power plant at the city's landfill area in Carmen.

Mayor Jaraula said that the city government will stand to benefit from the profit sharing that will be stipulated under the CEPALCO proposal.

In the meantime, Mayor Jaraula ordered today the refurbishing of the City Tourism Hall.

This as Boysen Paints, through the Promote CDO Foundation turned over to Mayor Jaraula some 95 gallons of paint for free.

In turning over the paints during the flag raising ceremony at the city hall this morning, Ruben Vegafria of the Promote CDO Foundation disclosed that the donation of Boysen Paints is in response to the call of Mayor Jaraula for the support of the private sector along the city government's cleanliness and beautification campaign.

Dick Aguilar, area manager of Boysen Paints for Northern Mindanao said that Boysen Paints is willing to support the city government in its programs for the people. (Cagayan de Oro City IO/PIA-MisOrOccCam i-Net) [top]

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