With new heavy equipments, Tagum to bolster infra dev’t

New heavy equipment and service vehicles were added to the fleet of vehicles owned by the City Government of Tagum. Mayor Allan Rellon said Tagumenyos can expect more infrastructure developments in the city in the coming months because dilapidated equipments will now be replaced with new ones. Photo by Kelvin Palermo/CIO Tagum

TAGUM CITY—The City Government of Tagum is boosting its agenda on infrastructure with its latest acquisition of heavy equipments which were recently unveiled to the public this week.

On Monday, April 2, 2018, Mayor Allan L. Rellon presented before Tagumenyos the first batch of acquired heavy equipments which are expected to accelerate infrastructure projects administered by the local government, especially in far-flung barangays.

The acquisition of the first batch of heavy equipment, consisting of six units, was made possible through a loan secured by the local government unit from the Development Bank of the Philippines.

Along with these heavy equipments, among the vehicles blessed on Monday consist of four L300 vans, seven pickup vehicles, and three AUVs—all of which are expected to strengthen the mobility of the local government in terms of delivering its service to the public.

Mayor Rellon said the second batch of the purchased heavy equipment of the LGU will be delivered in the second quarter of 2018.

The acquisition of these heavy equipments was announced by Mayor Rellon in 2017 in an effort to replace dilapidated ones which hampers the infrastructure development envisioned by the administration.

The loan from the DBP, on the other hand, did not only cover costs for the acquisition of these equipments and vehicles, but also for the financing of big-ticket infrastructure projects headlined by the construction of the Tagum City Historical and Cultural Center, among other projects.

Under the administration’s EAGLE WINGS Program, infrastructure development is tagged as a priority development thrust to bolster Tagum’s journey to becoming a highly-urbanized city.

This priority thrust gained traction when the city was declared in 2017 by the National Competitiveness Council as the second best local government unit in the entire Philippines in terms of infrastructure development. (Louie Lapat/CIO Tagum)