BONTOC, Mountain Province: The provincial government has decided to shelve implementation of a P15-million parking project within the provincial capitol grounds to give way to the beautification of the area.
“We will work out the realignment of the remaining funds for other high-impact development programs of the province. We heard the people of Bontoc and they were against the project, that is why we opted to shelve putting up the parking area and look for another project where the remaining funds will be used,” Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr. recently said.
Lack of sufficient parking spaces in the municipality has been a long-standing complaint of motorists visiting the province’s capital town.
Lacwasan assured concerned stakeholders that the provincial government will sustain consultations with other municipal governments for identification of priority development projects that will be provided funds for implementation.
Concerned sectors in the capital town have expressed their opposition to the project, citing alleged massive earth-moving activities that are planned.
Traffic congestion in Bontoc have been caused by motorists who are forced to park their vehicles on sides of the road.