July 15, 2020 - Wednesday
Website Name Image
Weather icon
26.85 ℃, Clear sky
Davao City, Philippines

P10.3 budget for 2020 to bring In more projects for Davao

December 31, 2019 - Tuesday 6:12 PM by Funny Pearl A. Gajunera

Article Banner Image 2020 BUDGET. Davao City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang says the city government is eyeing a PHP10.3-billion budget for 2020. He says the budget will fund big-ticket projects to address various challenges such as the burgeoning water requirement, traffic congestion, and programs for health and environment. (PNA photo by Digna Banzon)

The P10.3 billion budget for the year 2020 is expected to generate more projects for Davao City.

City Administrator Atty.  Zuleika Lopez said the P10.3 billion budget will help fund the various projects of the city in terms of education, health, social development programs and many more.

"Definitely we will allocated budget for the big ticket projects of the city aside from the usual infrastructure projects we allocated budget for the High Priority Bus System (HPBS), we are also looking for the opening of the new one stop shop lingap center located in the SPMC compound, and many more," she said.

Lopez said that the HPBS and Lingap Center are among the big ticket projects of the city government that will get a big chunk in the 2020 annual budget.

She said that for a city like Davao, the most important thing is that the people will feel that their concerns are immediately addressed.

"The Lingap Para sa Mahirap program immediately addresses the concerns of the people in the health sector," she said.

Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, chair of the committee on Finance, Ways and Means said that the city will allocate at least P300 million for the Lingap project.

"One of our biggest chunks of the budget will go to the lingap to cover those people who are in great need for the medical expenses," Dayanghirang said.