Thursday, March 5, 2015

TIEZA’s budget for street lights, on 'no update' status

Posted March 5, 2015
Written by Bert Dalida

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial meeting is fast approaching.

Sadly, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority’s (TIEZA) budget for street lights project has no update yet.

Meaning, the broken street lights will not be changed for now.
This was confirmed by Municipal Engineer OIC Engr.Arnold Solano in his text message.

Solano, on the other hand explained that they will use their P5 Million budget from LGU Malay in case that the TIEZA’s fund will not be available.

On his previous statement, Solano also said that TIEZA asked for the program of works from the local government.

Meanwhile, the street lights were found out to be part of the drainage system project of the then Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA), which is now TIEZA.

It was not however formally turned over to LGU due to some issues and problems.

Currently, the LGU Malay will take charge of the street light project as part of their preparation for APEC on May 2015.

It will be recalled that accidents involving tourists were recorded blamed to the lack or damaged street lights at the main road of Boracay.

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