Sunday, 29 November 2020

Upland town breaks ground for P120-M trade hub

MALUNGON, Sarangani (September 10, 2020) - Local government officials led the ‘laying of stone’ on August 28 for the commencement of the P120-million business center construction in Barangay Poblacion.

The LGU-funded (Land Bank of the Philippines-loaned) infrastructure project that blue prints a more spacious and amiable site, will be among the largest local government constructed business hubs in Central Mindanao Region upon its full completion by next year, a reliable source said.

Mayor Maria Theresa D. Constantino said the infrastructure project that was envisioned and planned since the time of her father, former town chief executive Reynaldo ‘Bong’ Constantino, will be made through in brace with the local government unit and members of the 14th Sangguniang Bayan’s splendid desire to provide dealers and local consumers a contemporary, well-organized, and an amenity-equipped trading center in this part of Sarangani Province.

Municipal Engr. Marcus Antoño Zagales said the project will be composed of five separate buildings. It will have 121 stalls and a primary two-storey edifice where the wet market and the supervisor’s workplace will be settled.

“Other edifices that will also be equipped with complete facilities will stand in various strategic points that will be matched with an adjacent wide farmers ‘bagsakan’ area, where an another genderized restroom will be installed,” he stated.

A locally known businessman himself, Vice Mayor Mariano Escalada Jr, in a message, articulated that with the increasing number of traders and business operators in town, the business center’s construction will not merely gain the latter but most likely the local government itself. This is considered source of the supposed bulk of tax incomes that will be expected in return of the probable lively and active trading system in the locality.

For the contracting firm, Harbor Star, it has also assured the LGU to complete the task on or before its (365-day) contract of work ends in August, 2021.

Meanwhile, Constantino also made mention of the projected relocation of the municipality’s old reservoir, as she gave thanks to the Department of Education, specifically its South district supervisor, Fernie Cabanalan, for allowing the transfer and construction of the P2M-worth reservoir at the Malungon Central Elementary School compound. (With Keilah Faith F. Pelingon and Lejan Dayagan Jr. – MIO News Team)

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