The Local Government Unit of Ozamiz has started the demolition activity of all illegal structures erected by any individual or company within the prescribed width of water ways of the City’s creeks and rivers, to give way the P300-M Urban Drainage project.
This P300-M Urban Drainage Project is being prioritized by the administration of President Benigno Aquino 111 to address the flooding problem of the City.
The demolition of illegal structures within the creek was made right after holding the ground breaking ceremony of the urban drainage project on January 24, 2014 during the birthday celebration of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr.,
Mayor Parojinog, Vice-Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez , congressman Henry Oaminal of the second district of Misamis Occidental led the employees of THE City Hall of Ozamiz and the technical men of DPWH second Engineering District Office of Misamis Occidental.
Barangay officials from barangay Maningcol, Gango, Bacolod, Aguada and Carmen had also attended the groundbreaking ceremony.
The demolition order was executed by the City Engineers Office 45 days after serving the final notice to all affected households and establishments.
There are 398 encroachments identified by the City Engineers Office including households and business establishments.
The national government has already made the initial released of P 100-M for the phase-1 project implementations to be accomplished this year. (City Information Center)