Bataan politikos gather up to solve flooding woes
Bataan Governor Albert Garcia and several city and town mayors have gathered in a meeting to address the perennial problem of flooding in the province.
Garcia said he and the local chief executives discussed the initial implementation of various flood control projects in the province.
“We tackled strategic implementation of the projects for effectiveness and efficiency,” the governor said.
Bataan was one of the hardest-hit areas in Luzon during the onslaught of tropical storm “Egay” and Habagat rains, displacing thousands of residents and causing massive flooding.
In the flood-prone town of Dinalupihan, Mayor Gila Garcia said five major flood control projects have been undertaken.
She said they constructed new tributaries of almost three kilometers long, 20 meters wide, and 10 meters deep from Barangay Sta. Isabel to Barangays Daan Bago and Layac.
From Layac, the water goes directly to the Almacen River in Hermosa town down to the sea.
“If Layac is not passable like in the last flooding, there is no way to enter and exit the province and Olongapo City by way of Lubao, Pampanga,” Garcia said.
Aside from Garcia, other mayors who attended the meeting were Joet Garcia (Balanga City), Danny Malana (Hermosa), Benjie Serrano (Orani), Alice Pizarro (Pilar), Gene Malibiran-Dela Fuente (Samal), George Estanislao (Morong), Jesse Concepcion (Mariveles), and Peps Raymundo (Orion).Bataan politikos gather up to solve flooding woes Click To Tweet
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