Arch. Paulo Alcazaren presented to City Hall officials Feb. 6 the perspectives of district plazas of Arevalo, La Paz and Molo redevelopment.
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas earlier requested Department of Tourism (DOT), through its infrastructure arm, for funds for rehabilitation of district plazas.
DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat assured the agency’s continued support to Iloilo’s tourism business by infusing a total of P340.7-million for infrastructure requirements via the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).
“I am happy to announce the good news that the TIEZA Board recently approved the allocation of P135-million which will be utilized for the restoration of three renowned landmarks,” Puyat noted.
The budget will be used for the plazas of Arevalo, La Paz, and Molo.
Also included in the TIEZA funding are rehabilitation of historical Jaro Belfry, construction of Tourism Information Center and Tourist Rest Area and Green Restroom in Esplanade 3, improvements of the Iloilo Convention Center, and development of Sunburst Park.