By Marc Cosep
PIO Digital Media Specialist
CEBU CITY (Sept. 5, 2022) —Mayor Mike Rama wants to implement the required sidewalk width along Archbishop Reyes Avenue, particularly at the vicinity of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda-7), and got a positive response.
“I have talked with the (Tesda-7) director already and he said yes on this project,” the mayor said.
He made revelation as part of his speech during the opening ceremony for the 2022 Regional Skills Competition at the Tesda-7 Regional Training Center today.
Although he did not mention when the meeting was done, the mayor said that its current sidewalk width pose danger to pedestrians “because it is too small.”
Under the Accessibility Law, sidewalks along national roads must be at least 3.50 meters in width. The sidewalk along Archbishop Reyes Ave., however, did not meet that minimum requirement.
“We will discuss further details ani kay gamay kaayo gyud. Maong atong tarongon ni para malikay sa disgrasya ang mga mangagi dinhing dapita,” Mayor Rama said.
I have talked with the (Tesda-7) director already and he said yes on this project.Mayor Mike Rama
At least 120 participants and delegates from the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor are currently in Cebu City to compete in the skills competition, which involves skills relating to cyber technology, hotel reception, IT Solutions, mechatronics, web technology, and Graphics design, among others.
TESDA-7 Director Ganaliel Vicente Jr. said winners will represent Central Visayas in the National Skills Olympics this year.
“Atong goal dinhi is to promote quality skills development, because we have so much talents here and wala nato sila na-showcase,” he said.
He also thanked Mayor Rama for always showing interest and support for Tesda.
“Because I am always at home with Tesda. That is why naa gyud ko dinhi. And with competent skilled workers, we will also achieve our goal of becoming a Singapore-like Cebu City,” the mayor said, in response. #