NEWS | 2021/01/26 | LKRO
Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista lauds “Green, Green, Green” project, transforms City Center Islands into landscape
KIDAPAWAN CITY (January 13, 2021) – The Kidapawan City LGU expresses its gratitude to the “Green, Green, Green” project of President Rodrigo R. Duterte which transformed the City Center Islands from a mere pavement into a beautiful landscape.
Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said the funds from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) amounting to P15M was fully utilized for the repair and beautification of the three-kilometer stretch City Center Islands at the National Highway, Quezon Boulevard, Kidapawan City.
“This area is one of the city’s iconic landmark and we are more than happy to see it’s now fully improved”, said Mayor Evangelista adding that the City Center Islands is the area that suits best the project.
The center islands’ improvement commenced from the Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces Cathedral towards the CAP Building, visible to commuters and travelers routing Cotabato-Davao highway
The City LGU received the budget last year along with other LGUs and was very enthusiastic to use the funds in an eco-friendly activity and to highlight the city’s support to the national government’s campaign to make more livable cities and municipalities.
The City LGU also believes that the transformation of the city center islands will likewise benefit the residents because it increases accessibility of public open spaces and is a pleasant sight for passersby.
With the total appropriations of P2.5B for “Green, Green, Green” last 2018, the DBM based its allocations for cities and municipalities on their respective population counts and land area measurements. The project forms part of the Duterte administrations’ massive national infrastructure development program – “Build, Build, Build”. Despite the threat of Covid19 and the increasing risk brought about by the pandemic, the construction was started last September 2020 and was successfully completed by December 2020 right in time for the celebration of the Holiday Season. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)