MANILA – Manila City Mayor-elect Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is hoping more Japanese companies will invest in the city after joining President Rodrigo Duterte’s delegation in Tokyo, Japan for four days, a report by Manila Standard said.
These investments could greatly boost the Domagoso administration’s 10-year infrastructure development plan for the country’s capital, focusing on the improvement of traffic, tourism, healthcare and jobs.
Domagoso, who will assume the post in July, is expecting a head start for the city when he joined the President’s 200-member delegation.
“I am looking at this working visit in Tokyo, Japan as an opportunity for the benefit of my fellow Manilans. This is an opportunity for the City of Manila to engage with prospective investors,” the mayor-elect said.
“The new administration will start in July. However, we want to be productive as much as possible, especially during the transition period. We are grateful to the President that he invited us to participate in this state visit not only for myself but also for the City of Manila,” he added.
Domagoso is planning to build a new Ospital ng Maynila, construct a new College of Medicine building for the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and improve city health centers.
He also intends to introduce an in-city vertical housing program to provide more houses to residents especially informal settlers and reduce traffic congestion.
The former vice mayor is also planning to develop Mercado de Divisoria, a sky deck along Roxas Boulevard for street vendors, a new business district in Pandacan, a new City Walk or huge concrete overpass from Ermita to Binondo, and a new city hall building. JL | LON