Repair of damaged infra ordered PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 August 2013 13:15

The offices of the City Engineer and City Agriculturist are now finalizing assessment of damage to infrastructures and agricultural products due to continuous rains and strong winds over the weekend for submission to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC).

The report will come along with recommendations to pave way for immediate repair and rehabilitation of the damaged facilities and farm and fishery products.

Mayor Beng Climaco said the riprap facilities, road networks and other infrastructures damaged due to the inclement weather will have to be repaired the soonest possible time.

City Engineer Luis Despalo initially reported damages riprap and road facilities with an estimated cost of P7 million in various barangays such as Tugbungan, Divisoria, Tetuan and Curuan among others.

He said temporary measures will have to be initiated by the barangays concerned pending the repair and rehabilitation work to be done by the City government with the use of calamity funds.

City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat on the other hand reported a total of 88 hectares of farm lands and fishponds to have inundated due to flooding spawned by the inclement weather from Friday to Sunday. The estimated cost of damage is placed almost P500.

Palacat said the figures however are subject to final assessment and validation which will be done once the water has subsided.

Mayor Climaco has observed that the excess volume and strength of the water current was the main cause of the collapse of the ripraps in some riverbanks and waterways.

The incident has also displaced some 354 families with almost 900 individuals during. Two children—aged 15 and 6 years old respectively were killed in a landslide in Limpapa last Saturday. — Sheila Covarrubias