The local government of Antequera is asking for more funds from the national government to complete the rehabilitation of its public market, as the first phase of the renovation project nears completion.
Antequera Mayor Jose Mario Pahang told DYRD Balita that the rehabilitation of the quake-hit market is being financed by the national government through the Bohol Earthquake Assistance (BEA) fund.
He said that several stores are already occupying the front and right side areas of the market as the rehabilitation is nearly finished.
However, the second phase of the rehabilitation will soon start prompting the Antequera government to request the release of a P40-million budget through the BEA fund.
Pahang said that the amount from the next release of the BEA fund will be used to build infrastructure and continue ongoing projects.
The BEA fund is a P2.3-billion budget intended to repair damaged infrastructure and other rehabilitation needs caused by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol three years ago this month.
Antequera is among the worst hit towns when the said earthquake jolted Bohol on October 15, 2013. (Rey Tutas)
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