Infra damages after rains reach P22.3M-A A +A
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Because of the recent heavy rains and floods, the initial infrastructure damage in Pampanga province has already reached more than P22.3 million.
Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), in its latest report, noted that several dikes, provincial roads and other structures have collapsed due to strong water current.
These include Sapang Maragul slope protection, Pasig-Potrero River dike, San Fernando-Sto. Tomas-Minalin tail dike, Guemasan and Cupang dikes, among others.
The report does not include the infrastructure damages in villages that are still submerged in floodwaters.
The PDRRMC also noted that some 151 villages from 11 municipalities and one city remain inundated.
Earlier, Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson promised to facilitate the release of funds for the reconstruction of damaged infrastructures in the province.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 22, 2012.