Dagupan commits to start building new gov’t center this year

Dagupan commits to start building new gov’t center this year

DAGUPAN CITY — The city government of Dagupan will immediately move for construction of the city’s new government center after accepting the donated 1.2 hectare land.

Mayor Belen N. Fernandez has said the city government will use its available money in the coffers to start building the new government center.

Asked by newsmen on when the construction will begin, Fernandez said, “I am still waiting for the ordinance passed by the city council” authorizing her to sign in behalf of the city accepting the donation.

The donated land estimated to be worth PHP60 million, came from Fernandez’ businessman brother, Kerwin, who set as among the conditions that the land be used exclusively for the government center and that the project must be built within a year.

The 1.2 hectare land donated to the city government is within the Lucao-Pantal growth center.

“We will start the project using our own money and will ask our Fourth District Congressman Christopher de Venecia to help look for funds to finish the project, Fernandez told newsmen.

She added that perhaps the additional funding will come from a loan although the mayor still refused to discuss about this until the donation is finally accepted and accrued to the city.

Fernandez said the donation matches well with the newly approved Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of the city which designed the Lucao-Pantal area as one of the growth centers of Dagupan.

The 1.2 hectare land donated to the city government is within the Lucao-Pantal growth center. LVM/PNA-northboundasia.com