BAGUIO CITY – The city expects more road projects for prosecution this year as it stands to receive a bigger funding for infrastructure development.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the city gets an annual allocation from the regular Dept. of Public Works and Highways infrastructure fund for the improvement of its roads and bridges.
He said it helps that the city has its own engineering district stationed to monitor the conditions of the city’s infrastructures.
He said he was informed of a substantial increase in this year’s allocation so it is expected that more projects will be implemented.
The mayor said this is a welcome development considering the city’s need to repair and upgrade major arteries including Kennon Road, Naguilian Road and Marcos Highway and other national roads.
The mayor said the budget will also include the repair and improvement of some of the city’s bridges and river flood protection projects.
The DPWH appropriates fund through legislation based on the medium-term infrastructure program which has to undergo review and approval by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).
Immediately after the NEDA Board approves the annual infrastructure program, the Dept. of Budget and Management issues the Advices of Allotment for the projects in the program for implementation and release of the funding./A Refuerzo