Mayor Cortes bares 5-point agenda for Mandaue

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MANDAUE City Mayor Jonas Cortes presented a five-point agenda in his inaugural address during the city's 16th Sangguniang Panglungsod on Monday, July 4, 2022, at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.

Cortes' five-point agenda comprises the city's pandemic recovery, rationalized social housing for the homeless, efficient delivery of social services to the Mandauehanons, making Mandaue a resilient smart city, and building more infrastructure projects

Cortes said he would strengthen the city's Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through a series of programs to help the city's economy bounce back from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and typhoon Odette last December.

The mayor is also planning to provide more socialized housing programs for the homeless individuals.

He said these housing projects will be built within the city to give its beneficiaries easy access to their workplaces.

In terms of social services, the mayor said he would also mandate the city's different departments to visit the barangays with established puroks to bring services right through their doorsteps.

The city mayor also exhibited ways to make Mandaue a resilient smart city by having the capabilities to absorb, recover, and prepare for future disasters.

He cited the city's river rehabilitation programs in Butuanon river and Mahiga creeks and solid waste management campaign as the primary steps.

Cortes said he would also construct several infrastructure projects, such as the establishment of a government center, improvement of roads and bike lanes, implementation of a drainage master plan, a world-class arena, and public-private projects, including joint-venture reclamation projects. (HIC)

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