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UN Habitat recognizes Butuan as part of LMDG program

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY (April 27) -- Three representatives of the United Nations Habitat recently visited the city to personally inform City Mayor Democrito Plaza II that the city is part of the success of the initial conduct in localizing millennium development goals (LMDG) program of the key cities in the Philippines.

The LMDG was established to lead a more productive local governance together with the support of the socio-civic organizations and private sectors to resolve the problem of poverty and promote human rights which are among the major concerns of the national government.

Together with Pasay City, Iloilo, Sorsogon, and Muņoz City, Butuan City was included in the LMDG program because of its on-going project, the Butuan Historical Park which will be functional by 2015.

The park, which will be situated in a 3.3-hectare composed of seven barangays along the Agusan river, will soon become the entertainment and recreational haven of the city that will feature culture, arts and history of Butuan. The one-stop park will also cater the services of the MDG.

"The infrastructure component of the project is sure but we want to sustain unlike any other park in the country that after construction, it it will be left behind", said one of the representatives of the UN Habitat.

With these developments, Mayor Plaza expressed gratitude to UN representatives by saying this project of the MDG is a great help to all Butuanons as much as it could contribute to uplift the economy of the city and will also serve as a key factor in alleviating poverty. (PIA-13) [top]

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