Noy inaugurates Albay flood control project

Cet Dematera (The Philippine Star) - May 6, 2016 - 10:00am

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines– President Aquino inaugurated a flood control project and a rehabilitated bridge in this city on Thursday.

Aquino unveiled the marker of the flood control project in Barangay San Roque after attending the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Yawa Bridge in Barangay Rawis.

The P1.3-billion flood control project consists of elevated dikes, bridges, pumping stations and floodgates traversing the rivers of Yawa, Makabalo and Tibo.

“We are very grateful to the Aquino administration for funding the comprehensive flood control system master plan… this is the biggest project funded by the national government in a single LGU (local government unit) in Bicol,” Albay City Mayor Noel Rosal told The STAR.

The rehabilitation of Yawa Bridge, which was damaged by floodwaters at the height of Typhoon Reming in 2006, amounted to P90 million. The bridge connects Legazpi City to the towns of Sto. Domingo, Bacacay, Malilipot, Malinao and Tiwi and Tabaco City.                                                                                                                  

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