In conjunction with the celebration of Calacatchara Festival 2023 and Calaca’s 188th Founding Anniversary, the City Government of Calaca held its ground breaking ceremony for the City Hall Administration Building and National Government Center.
The new City Hall Administration Building will be built right beside the current City Hall along Marasigan St., Poblacion 4 while the National Government Center will be located at Barangay Lumbang Calzada, City of Calaca, Batangas.
Regional Head for South Luzon Anti-Red Tape Authority Dr. Karl Joseph D. Sanmocte, Batangas First District Congressman Eric R. Buhain, and DepEd Batangas Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Nicolas M. Burgos grace the occasion. Representatives from different national agencies and locators in the city also join the City Government officials and employees in the ceremonial groundbreaking.
The two infrastructure projects are expected to strengthen the capacity of the city government to provide effective and efficient services to Calacazens. The four-storey administration building to be constructed in the 3000 s.q.m. portion beside the City Hall will cater more space for offices of various departments. This was conceived with the intention to expand the services of the local government. The 450 million-peso edifice would mean better and wider scope of governance for the benefit of every Calacazen.
The three-hectare National Government Center is a way for the city administration to bring the national government services to the people, particularly the Calacazens. The city government allocated 46.5 million pesos for the purchase of a lot intended for this project. The site includes spaces for office buildings, parking and recreational areas. Invitations were sent to various national agencies and institutions to set up their local offices in the city. City officials and key personnel are in coordination with prospect agencies. With the establishment of a government center, the people can avail of their services more conveniently.
These projects will empower more Calacazens given their easier access to government services vital to the growth and development of citizens and their respective communities.