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MMDA TURNS OVER GREENZONE PARK TO NAVOTAS GOV’T

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) inaugurated and turned over to Navotas City local government the Navotas Greenzone Park Phase 2 along R-10 Road in Barangay Bangkulasi-NBBN, Navotas City, as part of the agency’s Adopt-a-Park project.

MMDA Acting Chairman Romando Artes, Navotas City Mayor John Rey Tiangco, and Navotas City Lone District Representative Congressman Toby Tiangco led the inauguration and blessing of the park.

The 3,500 square meter park includes plant boxes, paved pathways, landscaping, bollards, lamp posts, and an area where families can bond to eat, talk, and relax.

According to Artes, the Greenzone Park Phase 2 is one of the 17 projects of the MMDA that aims to provide pocket parks to all the local government units (LGU) of Metro Manila.

“Every year, the agency will set aside funds to support the development of parks for each LGU.”

“Every year, the agency will set aside funds to support the development of parks for each LGU,” the traffic chief said.

The Greenzone Park used to be an abandoned area where residents throw their garbage at and the area was used as a chicken den.

“We proposed to the agency to help us install free wi-fi to the area for residents to enjoy.”

The mayor added, “we proposed to the agency to help us install free wireless fidelity (wi-fi) to the area for residents to enjoy.”

Mayor Tiangco and his older brother, Congressman Toby, expressed their gratitude to the MMDA and appealed to the residents of Navotas to take care of the park and maintain its cleanliness.

Under the Adopt-A-Park project, which started last year and was the brainchild of former MMDA Chairman and now Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos, Jr., the LGU shall propose the location, design, and cost estimate, while the MMDA sets the criteria for site selection, provides funding, and implements the construction of the project.

Through this, the MMDA hopes to curb urban decay and reduce urban heat effects as well as provide safe and clean areas for family events and wellness activities, which are both important to the physical and mental health of the public.

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