Citing the need to prevent road accidents, Digos City Mayor Josef Cagas has moved to purchase more traffic lights for installation in accident-prone areas.
The local chief executive asked the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) to release funds for a traffic signaling system. The proposal aims to install traffic lights at the intersections of roads in Barangay Aplaya and at the Davao City to Makar Road leading to General Santos City.
According to Gil Gubat, the council’s executive officer, a traffic signaling system equipped with closed circuit television cameras costs around Php10 million. Funding for the proposed project will be from the CDRRMC’s trust fund for 2018, which stands at around Php14 million.
Cagas revealed that the installation of a traffic signaling system is just an initial step in the local government’s efforts to improve road safety in the city.
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