"Green, Green, Green!" City Public Open Spaces Assistance Program
Last October 1, 2018, Mayor Nestor L. Alvarez Ph.D. was invited at the "Green Green Green!" an assistance program which is a part of the Duterte administration's massive infrastructure development program "Build Build Build" under the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Coincidentally the project was launched on the same day as the World Habitat Day. Our Mayor was one of the 77 mayors that were given a ceremonial token for taking part in the project. The aim of the project is to create forest parks, arboretum and botanical gardens; improve livability of urban areas through various activities and methods such as landscaping, turfing and tree planting; and transform streetscapes through installation of eco-friendly street furniture, fixtures and shading. Bike lanes and walkways will also be included to increase accessibility and green infrastructure such as bios wales and pervious surface will be built to help aid during rainy season and flooding. Our LGU will be receiving a budget from the Department of Budget and Management for this project.