Budget of P450M included in 2015, 2016 GAA
Construction of the long-awaited Davao City Sports Complex is in full swing with the P450 million budget for the first phase fully provided for in the 2015 and 2016 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
The project was vigo-rously pursued by Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte for the people of Davao with the help of Third District Rep. Isidro T. Ungab, who shared a common dream of seeing the sports facility rise in the city.
The sports complex is being erected on a 20-hectare lot inside the Uni-versity of the Philippines-Mindanao in Mintal, Tug-bok District.
“We have long desired to have this sports facility, and it was the dream of Mayor Duterte to build a modern sports complex for the people of Davao. Right now, we are seeing the realization of that dream,” Ungab said after inspecting the ongoing construction Thursday morning.
A total of P450 million had been allocated for the first phase of the project, with the amount fully pro-vided for in the 2015 GAA, according to Ungab.
First phase of the project include the building of the indoor sports building or the UP Kinetics Building (P100M), road concreting (P50M), left side audito-rium (P50M) and first phase of the outdoor sports which is the track and field oval (P50M).
Ungab, chair of the House committee on appropriations, said P200 million more was allotted in the 2016 GAA which will be used to complete the second phase of the out-door sports, track and field oval and swimming pool in the amount of P150 million and the construction of the right side auditorium in the amount of P50 million.
“Construction of the projects funded under the 2015 GAA is ongoing, while those funded under the 2016 GAA are now being processed for public bid-ding,” Ungab said. He said the first phase is eyed for completion by mid of 2017.