Cebu News

Rama, Chan to prioritize drainage projects

The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  The local chief executives of the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu have manifested their priorities to solve flooding in their respective area.

In Cebu City, the Department of Engineering and Public Works vowed to finish the flood control projects in different barangays under the administration of Mayor Michael Rama.

City Planning Division chief, Engr. Danny Richard Urot, said the unfinished flood control projects are located in the barangays of Guba, Kamputhaw, Labangon, Luz, Lorega-San Miguel, Poblacion Pardo, Sambag II, Paril, Tabunan, Tisa and Tejero.

Drainage and line canal, catch basin and cross drainage projects shall also be implemented in the barangays of San Jose, Tinago, Basak Pardo and Capitol Site.

There is also a construction of bridge in Sitio Baogo, Barangay Paril and the bridge in Barangay T. Padilla shall also be repaired by the DEPW.

There are also road concreting projects and road repair in the barangays of Mabini, Mambaling, Pamutan, Paril, Santa Cruz, Cambinocot, Kalunasan, Suba, Tagba-o, Taptap, Hipodromo, Basak Pardo, Pasil, Tinago, Budlaan, Kalunasan, Sambag 2, Buot, Carreta, Guadalupe, Sudlon 2, Binaliw and Buhisan.

The DEPW also expects more projects to be approved by the new members of the City Council.

In Lapu-Lapu City, reelected Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan also committed to prioritize flood problem and road repair as well as traffic problem.

Chan met officials of the 6th District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways- 7 and other departments concerned.

“Kining tanan alang lamang gayod sa paghatag na og kasulbaran sa giatubang nga problema sa siyudad sama mga pagbaha pinaagi sa pagpadali nga mahuman ang mga drainage project ug pagsulbad sa trapiko pinaagi sa pag-repair sa mga gubaon nga mga dalan,” Chan said. — Banat News, GMR (FREEMAN)


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