Celso leads turnover of P4.4M flood control project PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 August 2015 14:38

by Jubels Santos


District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat led in the turn-over of a Flood Control Project in Barangay Maasin in the west coast recently. It is just one of several such flood control structures funded  and built during Lobregat’s term as City Mayor and now as Congressman.

The project situated along the Maasin Creek measures 242 lineal meters and constructed at a cost of Php 4.4-million.

It was funded from the Local Government Infrastructure Program (LGIP) General Appropriations Act (GAA) and implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) District Engineer’s Office thru the representation of Congressman Lobregat.  The solon identified the project upon consultation with the barangay officials as to the priority needs of their community.

The contractor, Western Mindanao Construction, the winning bidder, started work on the project on March 23, 2015 and completed the same on July 7, of the same year.

The contractor, represented by Mr. Ramon Saavedra formally turned over the finished project to  DPWH Assistant District Engineer Antonio Gonzales, then to Congressman Lobregat. Maasin Barangay Chairman Misael “Doglo” Bernardo formally accepted the project in behalf of   his barangay from Lobregat, followed by the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon at the project site by Lobregat together with the barangay chairman.

Also witnessing the turn-over and ribbon-cutting ceremonies were City Councilors Charlie Mariano and BG Guingona, representatives from the DPWH District Engineer’ Office, former Councilor Rey Candido and other barangay leaders.

In an interview, Chairman Bernardo said the flood control project is very important to their community and he described the newly-built infrastructure as very strong and solid.  — Jubels Santos