3 Parañaque infra projects start this year
Three infrastructure projects in Parañaque City will begin construction this year.
Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said with the city council approving the P10-billion city budget for the year, the projects will now push through.
Olivarez said that they will begin construction on the first quarter of 2020 the Baclaran Gateway and People’s Park, fronting the Redemptorist Church in Barangay Baclaran which will be the permanent relocation building of almost 3,000 vendors in the area.
The P120-million project was approved by concerned government agencies such as the Office of the President and the Metro Manila Council.
Another project will be the construction of the Fisherman’s Warf or the “Bulungan sa Parañaque” in Barangay La Huerta along Coastal Road, wherein fresh sea food from Manila Bay will be available for sale.
“We are optimistic that this will be the next tourist destination win Metro Manila. The two-story building will have retail souvenir shops, market, seafood restaurants in the second floor where assorted fresh fish will be available for “paluto” (cooking),” the Mayor said.
Moreover, a senior citizen wellness center in the area, as well as floating restaurants in the middle of the wharf and Freedom Island, currently being managed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will be built.
Olivarez also said the city government will be allocating more than P100 million for a renewable energy project wherein a large solar panel board will be built on the roof of the newly constructed parking building at the city hall.
Following the completion of the solar panel at the city hall, and being a pilot location, a solar panel board will also be set up in other city-owned buildings, such as barangay halls and police stations to minimize electricity costs and help protect the environment.