Residents laud DPWH for funding dike rehab-A A +A
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
ARAYAT -- Residents in Barangay Cupang here lauded the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for funding the construction of a slope protection for the Cupang section of the Arayat-Apalit setback levee.
DPWH executives recently said that the project was given a P124-million budget to jumpstart the implementation, after it was awarded to LR Tiqui Construction.
"Magandang balita po ito para sa amin dahil totoo naman po talagang delikado na bahaging ito ng dike, lalo na kapag umaapaw ang ilog. Wala po itong pinagkaiba doon sa Guemasan Dike dahil kapag tuluyan na itong bumagsak, malaking bahagi ng probinsiya ang maaapektuhan," said Ana Cortes, a resident here.
The residents, through their barangay officials, earlier asked the DPWH to consider rehabilitating the Cupang Dike, otherwise the rest of the province will be continuously in danger.
They have also sought the assistance of Governor Lilia Pineda for the immediate rehabilitation of the scoured portion of the dike.
Earlier, Orlando Salac, village chieftain here, said there is a need to construct a 200-meter slope protection in their community.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 26, 2013.