Development council endorses transfer of Dagupan City hall

DAGUPAN CITY — The City Development Council(CDC) here has passed a resolution seeking the transfer of the city hall located on A.B. Fernandez Avenue in Dagupan City to Barangay Pantal near the Judge Jose de Venecia Sr. Expressway Extension.

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon at the city museum, the CDC headed by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez incorporated the endorsement in the city’s plans and programs for the next five years.

The proposal for the transfer of the city hall was moved by lawyer Cornelia Español, president of the Dagupan Senior Citizens Federation which was voted upon by all members of the CDC who attended the meeting.

Español noted that the downtown area where the present city hall is located is now too overcrowded, thus the need to relocate the city hall to another area.

Noting that neighboring towns of Dagupan already built their modern city hall, she asked why the city of Dagupan could not also have a new and modern city hall.

During the meeting, Mayor Fernandez presented the city’s Comprehensive Development Program for 2017 to 2022 along with the 1st Supplemental Annual Investment Plan for 2017 and the Supplemental Budget number 1 for calendar year 2017.

In that plan, different projects and programs under the Comprehensive Development Program for 2017-2022, which include the construction of a government center in Barangay Pantal and the procurement of office equipment for the government center, were presented and also approved.

These include the construction of a library, construction of general services office and motor pool at Careenan area, construction of the city’s sports complex and procurement of sports equipment and tools, construction of a chest center, repair and improvement of the city’s markets and construction of road leading to Tondaligan Park.

Also endorsed are the construction of roads leading to the boardwalk and esplanade in Barangay Pantal, improvement of streetscape of the Pantal-Lucao growth center, purchase of a lot for the city’s slaughterhouse and the construction of the same and its facilities, redevelopment of Tondaligan, development of the Pugaro beach, rehabilitation of creeks, construction of flood gates, construction of another three-storey evacuation center in Bonuan Boquig, river redevelopment program in Barangays Lasip Chico, Malued, Pantal and Lasip Grande.

The other projects are the upgrading of roads and drainage systems in the different barangays, beautification of the central business district with new outpost and waiting sheds, purchase of garbage equipment for the city’s zero garbage campaign, livelihood program for fisherfolk, purchase of lot as site of the government employee housing project, bangus export program, flood control projects, purchase of lot for the new fish market and construction of fish market, among others. LVM/PNA-northboundasia.com