Mandaue City Plaza renovation done by May 8 — exec
The renovation of the Mandaue City Plaza in front of the Mandaue City Hall is set to be completed on or before the city’s fiesta on May 8, an official said.
Engr. Ma. Teresa Tibon, Mandaue City Engineering Office chief, said they are doing their best to complete the project, costing Php51.3 million, in time for the city’s fiesta celebration.
The renovation includes the construction of a three-storey parking facility worth Php32 million, an amphitheater and fountain as well as the setting up of a monument of Mandaue’s most prominent personality, the late Court of Appeals Justice Sotero B. Cabahug.
Tibon said the plaza’s renovation began in July last year.
She added they are set to demolish the dilapidated post office building beside the proposed multilevel parking building and transform the area into a garden or a children’s playground.
A portion of the road along P.J. Burgos Street fronting the Mandaue City Hall was closed to traffic due to the renovation, Tibon said.
The City Engineer’s Office will place more benches and movable plants on available spaces in front of the city hall to create a more relaxed and park-like appearance of the area.
The five vacant spaces, measuring around 37.5 square meters each at the ground floor of the parking building, will be developed into commercial spaces, which will include a pasalubong center, a coffee shop and a visitor’s lounge. (PNA) LAP/BS/EB/EDS