Mayor Rellon: Tagum Readying for Mindanao Railway, 1-Km Flyover, P680M loan-backed projects

The Tagum City government is readying for the implementation of big-ticket national projects that would benefit the city even while it is currently processing to avail a P680-million loan to fund it own high-impact projects.

Mayor  Allan Rellon said in an interview Tuesday that the city government has been proactively working to support national projects such as the Mindanao Railway Project’s Tagum-Davao-Digos segment, the bypass road at Canocotan and the 1-kilometer flyover that would stretch over from the vicinity of Car Asia to vicinity of CAP building.

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A usual scene at the office of Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon at the New City Hall (mindanaoosunchronicle.com)

He said he learned that the Mindanao railway’s Tagum-Digos loop project would be started next year while the engineering works for the flyover project have been recently done and actual works for the bypass road at Barangay Canocotan have been started already.

He said that for the part of the city government it has been readying to avail a P680-million loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines to fund various high-impact projects, which would all commence early next year.

The new projects under the Rellon administration would include the P190-million 1,000-seater Cultural Historical Center that would transform the old city hall,  the P60-million traffic light project, the P30-million landfill at Nueva Fuerza, the P14-million new  PNP building and compound with indoor shooting range, the P30-million “third building” at Totit (Tagum Overland Transport Integrated Terminal), the P8-million meditation center in the New City Hall area, and two P3-million mall-like child minding centers.

Meanwhile, an unveiling ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon to formally launch the Center for Justice and Transformation out of the old Sangguniang Panglungsod building, for which the city government has agreed that it is now be used for the offices of the National Prosecution Service, Public Attorney’s Office and Parole and Probation Office.

The City Council earlier gave Mayor Rellon authority to sign for and in behalf of the city government to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Justice for office use of said justice agencies.

“The structure is the embodiment of the ten-point agenda of the present administration under the auspices of the “Eagles Wings” program and the living monument of its enduring commitment for transformative justice,” states the unveiled marker placed in the building. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)

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