With a map and some LED lights, Boholanos can now monitor the developments in the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)’s Bohol Earthquake Assistance (BEA) repair and reconstruction projects.
Together with the Bohol provincial, city, and municipal governments, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas presented the so-called “City of Lights,” a project monitoring tool that determines the status of various BEA projects in the province after a 7.2-magnitude shook it, along with parts of Cebu province.
Roxas unveiled the geographical representation during his visit in the municipality of Sagbayan where a public market was being reconstructed at P52 million, and a civic center was undergoing repairs at P23.4 million.
“Gusto nating makita ng taumbayan na nagagastos nang maayos ang buwis na ibinabayad nila,” Roxas said.
Currently, 57 repair projects totaling P9.7 million are already finished. Three of those projects are in Cebu province, which was also partly affected by the earthquake.
Roxas also made it point that P327.75 million from the BEA-DILG fund will be spent to finish the remaining eight projects in Cebu, and 198 repair and reconstruction projects in Bohol, among others in the pipeline.
All in all, more than P2.4 billion was allocated for the rehabilitation efforts for more than a thousand proposed repair and reconstruction projects that are already being processed and reviewed by the DILG.
The geographical representation will be brought to the provincial capitol, to make available to the general public.