Over 30 waiting sheds spread out along the major artery of Iloilo City will go green as part of Mayor Jerry P. Treñas’s environment-friendly initiatives.
Last year, Treñas signed an agreement for a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement with Megaworld Corporation for the construction of 32 waiting sheds along Diversion Road. The waiting sheds will be adorned with potted plants and vines which will make them ‘green’ and beautiful.
The green waiting sheds are constructed in public utility jeepneys loading and unloading bays of the highway and will complement the green tunnels which are integrated into the existing bike lanes of the city.
The city’s top executive said that these ‘green projects’ all over the metropolis will help improve the way of life of residents and beautify the city streets.
“My mission on bringing Iloilo City to the next level is not only limited to building infrastructure and educational projects, improvements of our health facilities but as well as creating a livable and sustainable place for my beloved Ilonggos,” Treñas said.
Other Green Projects
Aside from the green waiting sheds and bike lane tunnels, Iloilo City Government has also started constructing the Tree Park Network which consists of Hinactacan mangrove eco-forest in La Paz, Boulevard Tree Park in Molo, and Iloilo City Tree Park in Lanit, Jaro.
Mangrove reforestation is ongoing along the stretch of Iloilo Esplanade together with dispersal of more fingerlings and juvenile fishes in the river. The City Agriculturist Office is also starting pocket forests along Circumferential Road 1, and butterfly garden will rise in Plaza Lapaz.
“We envision a safer, cleaner, and greener Iloilo City for our citizens to enjoy and nurture,” said Trenas.