DPWH allots P4.6-B for Pampanga Delta-A A +A
Saturday, February 23, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Officials from the Department of the Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently told the Provincial Government that some P4.6-billion has been set aside for the Pampanga Delta Phase II project.
The project will start from Barangay Bebe Anac in Masantol town going to the municipality of Apalit.
DPWH Engineer Enrico Guilas said the Pampanga Delta Phase II will push through only when problem on encroachers and illegal settlers has been properly address.
He added that it will start when resettlement for the affected residents is established both in the provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan.
Guilas said funds for this initiative will come from the World Bank.
Governor Lilia Pineda has instructed Board Member Nestor Tolentino to coordinate with the officials from Bulacan for a unified approach on addressing the issue of resettlement.
"Nakausap na natin si Governor Alvarado tungkol dito," Pineda noted.
Guilas claimed that the demolition job involving illegal structures constructed within the major waterways in Pampanga River has already been implemented.
It can be recalled that the Supreme Court ordered the demolition of illegal structures such as fishponds facilities, houses along the dike.
The high court advocated for the cleaning of major waterways connected to Manila Bay in order to bring the old glory of latter while solving the flooding problem in various provinces.
Pampanga River is a major waterway leading to the Manila Bay.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 23, 2013.