LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Senator Imee Marcos joined municipal officials in the groundbreaking of the construction of the multi-story municipal hall building to help in providing the people with quality services despite the significant increase in the daily transactions of concerned offices.
The senator sourced out P30 million from the public works department to help fund the construction of the multi-million municipal hall building aside from the P5 million that she provided for the construction of a multipurpose center in barangay Ambiong and another P5 million for the put up of a similar center in nearby Tublay town.
Senator Marcos assured the people and officialdom of La Trinidad of future funding support to fastrack the completion of the P184 million municipal hall building that will pave the way to provide the public with efficient and effective services.
Earlier, the municipal government earmarked some P12 million to start the put up of the building’s foundation followed by another P30 million for the initial phase of the project which was in addition to the P30 million sourced out by Senator Marcos to pursue the construction of the government facility.
The municipal council passed a resolution requesting Senator Marcos to provide the P184 million to construct the state-of-the-art municipal building to cater to the town’s rapidly increasing population because of migration considering the enormous economic activities in the municipality.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda expressed the sincerest gratitude of the people and officialdom of the municipality to Senator Marcos for her generosity in providing the initial funds to be able to pursue the construction of the municipal hall building and her commitment to source out additional funds for the second phase of the project.
The local chief executive disclosed that the funds provided by Senator Marcos for the initial construction of the building definitely eased the burden on the municipal officials on where to source the funds to sustain the implementation of the said project considering the significant reduction of the town’s national tax allocation for the current year primarily because of the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor Salda stipulated that the construction of the building has been programmed to be in phases and that bulk of the funds for the project will be shouldered by the local government but the same will depend on the commitment of the senator to provide additional funds during the second phase of implementation.
He admitted that the current municipal hall building can no longer accommodate the number of people having various transactions in the different offices that is why the construction of the new municipal hall building will definitely help in addressing the said issues and concerns aside from allowing the public to be able to conveniently deal with the various offices.
La Trinidad is Benguet’s capital town serving as the center of trade and commerce as well as education capital of the province where it is setting its sights to be a component city amidst the inadequate land area to qualify for the same.