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Bacolod City unveils improved parks

Bacolod Mayor Evelio will lead the unveiling of three projects under the Green, Green, Green Program today which include a children’s playground and Zen garden behind the Bacolod City Government Center.*

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia will lead the unveiling of three projects under the Green, Green Green Program today.

The projects were completed with allocations from the Local Government Support Fund-Assistance to Cities.

BCGC Building Administrator Engr. Amy Tentia said the projects set for inauguration which were implemented through the City Engineers Office, are the improvement and rehabilitation of the Bacolod City Rizal Park, the promenade in front of the Negros Occidental High School along Araneta Street and the improvement of public open spaces at the Government Center. 

Leonardia earlier disclosed that the city received an LGSF allocation of P9.4 million from the national government to rehabilitate the Rizal Park that included the provision of concrete curbs and gutter, POSO outpost and benches, shrubs and flowering plants, sidewalk and permeable pavers, additional street lamps and recreational equipment such as children’s playground and an outdoor fitness area.

Improvements of the NOHS promenade, on the other hand, focused on its sidewalks, gutters, ramps, curbs, decorative wall and pond.

New plant boxes, concrete benches, waiting shed and steel street railings are among the additional features, Tentia said.

The P6.5 million allocation also included landscaping and new lighting fixtures, she added. 

Meanwhile, public places behind the BCGC were also rehabilitated alongside a new “Zen Garden” complete with fresh shrubs and flowering plants.

Sidewalks and permeable pavers, street lamp posts, trellises, and recreational equipment were likewise improved to complete the P11.9 million project.*

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