LGUs can continue building infrastructures during the pandemic, especially if it's something designed to help citizens battle COVID-19.
The municipal government of Moises Padilla, which is a third class municipality in Negros Occidental, has built a P4-million COVID Healing Center with more infrastructure projects underway.
The two-storey healing center building has a total floor area of 223 square meters which can accommodate up to 16 beds with two bathrooms on each floor. The funds were sourced from the Bayanihan Grant given to cities and municipalities by the national government.
Construction began in July of last year which was at the peak of COVID-19 cases in the province.
Recently, a total of P11 million infrastructure projects, which include a hanging foot bridge and a concrete overflow, broke ground.
The soon to be built 90-meter hanging foot bridge connecting Hacienda Jocson in Barangay 4 to Sitio Lemoncito in Barangay Quintin Remo costs P5 million and funded by the national government, while the 50-meter overflow with 130 meters of concrete road will cost P6 million funded by the local government of Moises Padilla.