Sunday, February 1, 2015
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga-Regional Development Council (RDC) has given the green light for the construction of a new public market for Sta. Cruz town in Zambales under the Design-Build-Transfer scheme of the Build-Operate-Transfer law.
“The P171 million infrastructure shall have 432 stalls at its dry section with a floor area of 3.60 square meters for each stall. Surrounding these stalls will be 28 air-conditioned spaces with each floor area ranging from 17-44 square meters,” RDC Vice Chair and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Director Severino Santos said.
“The private sector shall be invited to participate as investor through the designing of the entire plan and subsequently constructing the market itself,” Santos added.
Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Zambales earlier recommended the project via Resolution No.2014-253.
RDC 3 is the highest policy-making body in Central Luzon and serves as the counterpart of the NEDA Board at the subnational level.
It is the primary institution that coordinates and sets the direction of all economic and social development efforts in the region and serves as a forum where local efforts can be related and integrated with national development activities.
Council members include all governors, city mayors, municipal mayors of capital towns, presidents of municipal mayors’ league, regional directors of national government agencies and representatives from the private sector. (Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu)