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REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS

Pamahalaang Lungsod Ng San Juan

Kalakhang Maynila

 

San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez

unveils multi-million infra projects on stream

Mayor Guia G. Gomez, at the helm of the “city of excellence” San Juan in Metro Manila, has

unveiled six projects which the local government strongly believes will advance the welfare of San Juaneños in the long term.

Gomez identified the six as the St. Joseph Housing, which is ready for occupancy by September; the F. Manalo Housing Project; the San Juan Medical Center; the Hall of Justice; the Fire Station, Red Cross, CDRRMO (City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office) Annex; and the West Crame High School.

Total project cost of the St. Joseph Housing, a funded project of the National Housing Authority, is P197.7 million, with the contractor Struktura Teknika Services Co., in joint venture with three builders, completing the construction in May this year.

The five-story six buildings, with 24 square meters floor area per unit, are expected to house 340 qualified informal settler families displaced by the fire in Barangay St. Joseph on December 25, 2012.

The Christmas blaze affected 1,400 families – all given financial, medical and transportation allowance, with some families resorting to renting their own homes, while others opted to go back to their provinces and the rest stayed in temporary shelters in Barangay Batis.

The other projects are: the Pag-IBIG-funded project F. Manalo Housing in Barangay Batis, with projected two buildings with 10 floors per building; the San Juan Medical Center (the old city hall) in Barangay Balong Bato; the Hall of Justice (the old post office site) in Barangay Corazon de Jesus; the Fire Station Annex in Barangay West Crame; and the West Crame High School, also in Barangay West Crame.

The design and technical component of the San Juan Medical Center is under study while P50 million had been alloted for the Hall of Justice near the new City Hall, a project of the Dept. of Justice whose construction will begin as soon as it gets the go-ahead from the Supreme Court.

Similarly, P50 million had been allotted for the Fire Station, Red Cross and CDRRMO Annex, a four-story building which is a project of the Dept. of Public Works and Highways, occupying 10,500 square meters in West Crame.

Construction of the building is expected to begin after the bidding process had been finalized, according to Gomez.

Another P50 million had also been alloted for the five-level West Crame High School, with the completion of the construction expected next October.

San Juan, the smallest city in the country in terms of size at 7.77 square kilometers, envisions itself as the City of Excellence, a globally competitive community of dynamic, productive and empowered citizenry inspired by its rich historical and cultural heritage.

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