The Murcia Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) formally inaugurated its newly-constructed two-storey building with high-tech conference hall in the second floor and floor-to-ceiling CCTV monitors at the ground floor.
Murcia Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas spearheaded the blessing and inauguration Friday, May 28, together with Vice Mayor Johnny Reosura, Sangguniang Bayan Members, MDRRMO head Vicente Leonida and other department heads of the town, a press release said.
“I am glad that the MDRRMO now has its own permanent building, which serves as a command center and 24/7 monitoring center of the more than 80 CCTV cameras in strategic places around the town proper. This allows our MDRRMO personnel to monitor suspicious activities and respond immediately to emergencies,” Rojas said.
The MDRRMO command center is located at the next block to the public plaza, right beside the Philippine National Police station and Bureau of Fire Protection station, for quicker coordination with the police and fire officers, whenever their assistance is needed.
“Our MDRRMO has two existing multi-purpose vehicles. We intend to provide our MDRRMO with an additional brand-new multi-purpose vehicle and ambulance to further empower our personnel to fulfill their mandate of ensuring the safety of all Murciahanons,” Rojas said.
The MDRRMO building is just one of the numerous infrastructure projects implemented during the administration of Rojas. Among them are the on-going renovation and beautification of the plaza, and the construction of the two-storey building which will house the tourism office, senior citizens office, an air-conditioned library equipped with computers and free wifi, and museum, the press release said.
Nearing completion, too, are the Sangguniang Bayan Building beside the municipal building and the multipurpose covered court at the back of the PNP and MDRRMO buildings. In the works are the renovation of the wet market, which includes the installation of tiled display stalls, washing sinks and drainage system, as well as the upcoming construction of the modern slaughterhouse, sanitary landfill and municipal cemetery, it added.
Vice Mayor Johhny Reosura assured the MDRRMO personnel of the municipal council’s support for the purchase of additional vehicle and ambulance, and as well as for other MDRRMO endeavors.
“All Murciahanons can see the projects being implemented all over the town under the administration of Mayor Gerry Rojas. Our actions and projects speak for themselves. And as you can notice, these projects are designed to benefit not only the present Murciahanons but also the next generations to come,” Reosura said.*