Council approves additional city projects for 2022

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The Baguio City Council, in its regular session last Monday, approved the first supplemental annual investment plan for the Fiscal Year 2022 as endorsed by the City Development Council (CDC).

The programs, projects, and activities listed under the supplemental annual investment plans are the following: repair of drainage the system along Interior Road at happy Homes, Old Lucban Hill Barangay (P9.6M); repair of the sunken road at South Sanitary Camp Barangay (8.5M); improvement of Mines View Satellite Market (8M); repair of the dilapidated road at South Sanitary Camp (7.5M); road rehabilitation at Gabriela Silang Barangay (7.4M); recovery of Road-Right-Of-Way along Magsaysay Avenue (3.5M); development of Artificial Groundwater Recharge Facility for Drought and Flood Mitigation (2.6M); repair of caved-in drainage line and dilapidated road pavement along Evangelista Street Road 2 at Leonila Hill Barangay (1.4M); Construction of drainage canal from the creek to Dulnuan Residence at Purok 1, Loakan-Liwanag Barangay (1.2M); rehabilitation of the second floor of Lucnab Multi-Purpose Hall (740,000); construction of drainage and pathway with railings at Happy Hollow Barangay (2M); slope protection at Purok 4, Pinsao Pilot Project Barangay (2M); rehabilitation of existing riprap at Narra Street, Kias Barangay (200,000); a vehicle for City Accounting Office (1.6M); a vehicle for City Assessor’s Office (1.6M); construction of the walkway beside the bridge of Easter College, Inc. (120,000); construction of canopy to the sidewalk along Yandoc Street and Palma Main Road (100,000); construction of modern satellite market at Leonilla Hill (5M); construction
of Barangay Hall at Bakakeng Central – Phase II (5M); installation of road directional signages at various roads (2.6M); convention center BIR Documentary Stamp Tax and Transfer of Property (7M); counterpart funding assistance to the Asian Institute Management’s Analytics,
Computing and Complex Systems Laboratory in the course of the project entitled Project MINERVA: Monitoring of Indicators for Efficient Redevelopment and Value Assessment (3.2M); cultural mapping project (5.7M); City Hall improvement and premises (20M); rehabilitation of main water pipelines at West Quirino Hill, Middle Quirino Hill, and East Quirino Hill Barangays (1M); design and building of National Government Data Center and Digital Transformation Center Innovation Hub at St. Joseph Village Barangay (900M); proposed tennis court renovation and parking area at Athletic Bowl (120M); installation of LED streetlights for various barangays (40M); rehabilitation of slope protection and ground improvement at Dontogan Elementary School (1.5M); repair and rehabilitation of dilapidated pavement at Purok 15, Agro, Irisan Barangay; slope protection at Dontogan Elementary School (1.1M); continuation of drainage canal from San Vicente boundary
going to the creek at Bakakeng Norte/Sur Barangay (760,000); construction of a canal at Pacdal Barangay (600,000); and construction of a drainage canal located at an alley at Ambiong (300,000).

The total amount of funds for all these projects is P1,176,570,000.00.

Of the 35 projects under the supplemental annual investment plan, only three so far have funding sources. The rest have yet to be funded either by the city government or by government agencies. Once funded, each project will again go through the scrutiny and approval of the city council before its implementation.

The council required the CDC and the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) to submit to the council members the pertinent documents of each program/project for further review.

The council likewise requested the CDC and the CPDO to submit comprehensive guidelines on how projects are prioritized and included in the city’s annual investment plans.

Created by virtue of Section 107(b-4) of the Local Government Code, the CDC is responsible for the formulation, management, and monitoring of development plans and public investment programs of the city government.

It is a “multi-stakeholder body that sets the course and long term development initiatives emanating from community-driven needs and
utilizing public and private resources.” (Executive Order 124-2019). The city mayor serves as the CDC chairperson.

The members are the Sanggunian’s chairperson of the Committee on Appropriations and Finance, the representative of the Lone District of Baguio, the 128 punong barangays, and representatives of accredited non-government/private/civil/society/cooperative organizations.

Sangguniang Panlungsod/JGH