Water, drainage, lights among top dev't initiatives of Roxas City
by Jemin B. Guillermo
Roxas City (6 January) -- Water and drainage facilities as well as provision of streetlights are among the top priorities of the Roxas City government in 2009.
Roxas City Mayor Vicente Bermejo disclosed that among the priority development initiatives of his office last year include the installation and connection of water system, particularly the city's barangays and areas that have less access to potable water supply.
Bermejo added that drainage system is also given equal attention because of the flooding problem due to the establishment of more buildings and establishments as the city is on the go to rapid urbanization.
He added that he had also been into the implementation of road lights in the various major barangays of the city.
Bermejo pointed out that with road lights up to the areas with commercial establishments, schools, and public buildings within the city as well as outskirt barangays here, commission of crimes, particularly robbery, theft and other crimes could be prevented.
On the other hand, he revealed that the expansion and enhancement of water system in the missionary route of the city is also underway.
Bermejo said that in a 50-50 cost sharing scheme with the Metro Roxas Water District, the city government was able to provide access to barangays and areas with only few concessionaires.
In particular, the water system expansion and enhancement project was brought to the urban poor barangays especially those with housing associations.
Bermejo added that with approximately 30 urban poor housing associations in the city, the Roxas City government could help the same by providing the needed services of the residents especially on access to safe water supply, lights and drainage system. (PIA) [top]