The City Government of Malaybalay under the administration of City Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri recently acquired 10 brand new units of heavy equipment.

Adding inventory of equipment to the City aims to address the emerging needs of various programs and projects of the City which will help bolster its continuing development and progress.

Before deployment of these units, Mayor Zubiri led the early morning ethnic ritual dubbed “Pamuhat” and was then followed by a Blessing ceremony in front of the New City Hall, Malaybalay City on Monday, February 5.

The procurement of P61.5-million sets of equipment include three dump trucks totaled to P15-million; two graders amounted to P14-million; one pay loader (P6-M); one road roller (P4-M); and three garbage compactors worth P22.5-million.

Dump trucks, graders, pay loader and road roller will join the fleet of the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) which will augment their capacity and capability to effectively deliver the services in various infrastructure projects such as maintenance, construction and repair of roads and bridges, buildings, water systems and other structures.

It can be recalled in January convocation program that CEO were grateful of the support of Mayor Zubiri and City officials for providing the necessary tools, instruments and more equipment to help realize their work accomplishments and lined-up programs and projects to be implemented.

Said equipment will also boost the ability to mobilize and utilize available resources of the City Government in times of disaster which recently the City has not been spared from natural hazards, such as typhoons and flash floods that inevitably hamper the normalcy of our roads, bridges and other lifeline facilities.

Meanwhile, the three garbage compactors will reinforce the solid waste collection services of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO).

The City is collecting at an estimated daily average of 18 to 20 tons of solid wastes from different establishments, industries and households to 41 out of 46 barangays, according to City ENRO.