Beng turns over Pamucutan flood control project PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 March 2012 14:33

Residents of Pamucutan in the west coast today will be the recipient of a flood control project courtesy District I and House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Beng Climaco.

This, in line with Cong. Climaco’s thrust to continuously exert efforts to help alleviate the plight of the residents not only of the west coast area but the entire Zamboanga City amid the challenging times.

Climaco will personally turn over the P1 million flood control project to the barangay officials of Pamucutan headed by Chairman Romeo Serna during ceremonies to be held this morning. Also expected to attend today’s turn over ceremony are officials from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-District Engineer’s office and several others.

The flood control project is approximately 50 meters in length and has a height of 30 feet. It is expected to protect the main road from flooding during heavy rains.  Funding for the project is taken from the congresswoman’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Climaco stressed that the project is one of the priority projects identified by the barangay officials themselves during consultations being held regularly with the different villages.

“It is our hope that this flood control will likewise give the motorists a safe travel going downtown. I am very grateful to our barangay officials for the display of their proactive response in really identifying relevant projects for our constituents,” Climaco said.

The lady legislator also called on all barangays especially those who are near riverbanks and the coastline to really help the local government in resolving some of the environmental challenges that may affect them.

“We do possible measures to protect our properties and even lives. In the advent of climate change, we all need to do our part in helping make ways to reduce risks in our city”, the District I congresswoman added. — Marvin Segura