The groundbreaking of the P50 million restoration project of the old City Hall in Dumaguete City will be held on January 24, Mayor Felipe Remollo said yesterday.
Remollo has directed the City Engineer's Office to assist and coordinate with the departments to be affected by the restoration project, that will be funded by the National Museum.
He assured the City Schools Division, employees of the city government, and the clients that there will still be exits and entrances at the facility.
The mayor said he has plans of landscaping the area towards Quezon Park up to the Belfry of the Cathedral, with plants and trees.
When finished, it will not just be a regional museum for artifacts, but the entire landscaped area will have a mini oval for walkers.
He also announced that starting January, the city will implement the third tranche of salary increase for government employees.
He also congratulated the City Treasurer's Office, headed by Cristina Merced, for surpassing collection targets last year at almost P100 million, and more than P50 million upon their assumption into office.
Due to the two successive significant increases in collections, Remollo said the city can now fund two major projects, which is the construction of two bridges in the city costing P50 million each.*JG
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