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Monday, June 10, 2019


LGU-Butuan City eyes several infra projects

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, June 10 (PIA) - For this second series of the Stakeholders’ Forum and Workshop on the Master Plan for Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development (MPSUID) held here, the local government unit of Butuan with various stakeholders convened recently for another discussion on the proposed infra projects and other issues and concerns that need to be addressed.

Among the potential infra projects that have been proposed by the concerted efforts of the different sectors in the city, include the Masao International Sea Port, logistical highway that will connect Taguibo going to Nasipit International Port; Iconic Bridge; Butuan Skyway from Baan Riverside going to Robinsons Place (Phase 1); and extension going to Libertad (Phase 2); Twin Magsaysay bridge; Masao Logistic Services Economic Zones; Taguibo Agro-Industrial Park; Banza wood-based Eco-zone; and Butuan Business IT Park.

According to Michael Tomeldan, urban planner and team leader of MPSUID, various sectors are united to achieve one vision, one goal for the city by promoting sustainable development and determining issues and concerns that need to be addressed, especially that several proposed infra projects are included in the plan.

Tomeldan added that among the issues in the city that were discussed include the land use and environment, population and social services; and economy and tourism.

Engr. Epimaco Galero Jr., chairperson of the Regional Development Council – Infrastructure Committee revealed that the business sector is supporting the LGU on this endeavor.  He also hopes that more investors would come to Butuan and partner with the city government for more developmental projects.

Meanwhile, Col. Maurito Licudine, commander of 402nd Brigade, Philippine Army ensured that security measures are being intensified, in close coordination with other law enforcement agencies, to protect the these infra projects to be established in the city. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)