P2.1-B infrastructure rehabilitation plan for Lando-hit areas approved
Ding Cervantes (The Philippine Star) - December 11, 2015 - 9:00am

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines – The Regional Development Council (RDC) in Central Luzon has approved a P2.11-billion rehabilitation plan for infrastructure in areas damaged by Typhoon Lando.

“The strategy is to rehabilitate affected irrigation systems and transportation and communication linkages using upgraded climate and disaster standards and specifications, as well as build new and alternate key infrastructure systems for improved resiliency,” RDC vice chairman and National Economic Development Authority regional director Severino Santos said.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), National Irrigation Administration and NIA-Upper Pampanga River Integrated System will implement the projects.

“Through the assessment of project sites by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the plan aims to locate new non-hazard mitigating infrastructures outside danger zones,” Santos added.

He said the DPWH would rehabilitate about 95.1 kilometers of national roads, rebuild 3.5 kilometers of flood control dikes and restore or build schools, municipal halls and multi-purpose buildings.

ACIRC CENTRAL LUZON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS MINES AND GEOSCIENCES BUREAU NATIONAL NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL SEVERINO SANTOS TYPHOON LANDO UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED SYSTEM
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