“This is going to be a golden decade ofinfrastructure in Bacolod. For the first-time ever, the city itself is set toimplement more than P2 billion worth of projects. This is made possible becauseof the loan we obtained from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP),”Leonardia said. Leonardia said the P150 million inlocal fund will also be allocated for the concreting of roads, following thedemolition of illegal structures in this city. He added the construction of a10,000-seater Bacolod MassKara Coliseum worth P800 million and the P163 millionworth museum-auditorium on the land donated by the Yanson family in BarangayTangub – is expected to start in the first quarter. In August last year, Leonardia and DBPChairman of the Board Alberto Romulo signed the agreement for the P1.7-billionloan that will fund the city’s four “big-ticket” projects. Aside from building the coliseum, thecity government is also implementing the P350-million development of ProgresoVillage Relocation Site; P350-million Bacolod City College Site Development andFacilities; and P200-million construction of roads and bridges. BACOLOD City – The city government isset to implement over P2 billion worth of major projects this year to usher inthe “golden decade of infrastructure,” according to Mayor EvelioLeonardia. Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri wasfacilitating the release of the national government funding for themuseum-auditorium, which he considers as his legacy project for the city.(With a report from PNA/PN) “We want the growth and development ofBacolod to accelerate, to surge ahead. We would like to see Bacolod zoom inthis decade,” Leonardia said on Monday. “In 2006, we said the GovernmentCenter was the (city’s) biggest (infrastructure project) ever. In 2020, weproclaim that the coliseum of P800 million, will now be on record the biggestever,” he added.