The City Government of San Fernando, during the 2nd Local Development Council meeting on Thursday, bared the projects for the utilization of its 20% Local Development Fund for 2017.
Chaired by Mayor Edwin ‘EdSa’ Santiago, the meeting was also attended by Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Representative from the Office of the Congressman Rene Pineda, City Administrator and City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Fernando Limbitco, private sectors, Non- Government Organizations, Barangay Officials and Department Heads.
City Budget Officer Eda Panganiban said the 20% Local Development Fund for the upcoming year amounts to a total of 131.3 million pesos.
20.98% or more than 27 million pesos of the fund will be allotted for social development projects that includes repair of Brgy. Health Centers, construction and/or improvement of heritage infrastructures, enhancement of emergency response equipment and farm mechanization programs, among others.
For environmental management, 36.17% or an estimated 47 million pesos will be utilized for urban greening and flood control projects such as improvement of city transfer station, rehabilitation of canals, construction of slope protections and de-clogging or desilting of waterways.
The remaining 42.84 % amounting to 56 million pesos is funded for economic development that focuses on the construction and rehabilitation of roads and bridges and aid to Barangay priority projects.
Mayor EdSa guaranteed that the new development schemes will be implemented on time with the corresponding budget.
“Ang mga proyektong ito ay pinag-isipang mabuti at nakaayon sa pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan, kaya pipilitin nating maipatupad ang lahat ng mga ito,” he added.