Quezon City was among the 77 cities in the country (first batch) to be granted fund support by the DBM for its public open space project, during a ceremony held at the National Museum of Natural History in Manila on October 1, 2018.
Quezon City is allocated with the second largest budget amounting to PhP 98, 654,880, which was computed by DBM based on the city’s land area and population.
Engr. Zaldy A. dela Rosa, head of Parks Development and Administration Department, received the token of recognition given by DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno, together with Senators Sonny Angara and Loren Legarda.
The Gora Lane Project is part of the city government’s 10-year Greening Masterplan. The project aims to develop the Southern Quezon City Pedestrian Corridor which includes the creation of pedestrian corridors on secondary roads, connecting the lanes to transportation hubs.
It has been Mayor Herbert M. Bautista’s vision to establish a network of “sustainable, walkable, safe, accessible and beautiful streets” in Quezon City.
The project will cover a total of 8.3 kilometers, which will be built from Gilmore station (LTR2) to Quezon Avenue and GMA MRT stations.
The construction for the project will start early next year.