Friday, October 22, 2021

VMC widens canal for flood control

NEGROS. The canal at New Barrio, Canetown, Victorias City that has been widened and deepened as part of flood control measures. (Contributed photo)

THE Victorias Milling Company (VMC) recently completed the clearing, widening and deepening of the canal that spans between New Barrio in Barangay 16A and Canetown Subdivision in Barangay 19A, Victorias City for flood prevention especially with the advent of the rainy season.

VMC Civil and Design Construction head Joseph George Sta. Ana, in a statement, said they were able to double the size of the canal.

“Before the construction, the canal dimensions were from one to two meters wide with a depth of two to 2.5 meters and 430 meters long. After the civil works, we doubled the canal size to 3 to 4 meters, and 3 to 3.5 meters deep,” Sta. Ana said.

Canetown Kagawad Edmund Liza said they are thankful for the canal-widening project as “this will surely help the flooding problem that has greatly affected our community.”

Liza added that he will mobilize their neighbourhood to ensure its maintenance and will seek the help of the local government unit to help in the needed riprapping of the area.

Kagawad Brady Sombero, on the other hand, said this is “very timely” as they are usually beset with flooding problems “especially from October to February when the rains come.

The clearing and widening of the canal have eased the anxiety of our residents in flood-prone areas, Sombrero said.

“We hope and pray that the flood preventive measures that were implemented will finally put an end to the flooding we have been experiencing,” he added. (PR)


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