Valley thanks hydropower company

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Valley dads are grateful to Hedcor.

Aldermen here are optimistic a decrease in accidents will ensue after safeguards for travel have been installed by mini hydro company, Hedcor.

Through a resolution by Councilor Roderick Awingan, the legislative body expressed appreciation to Chris Fernando Faelnar, Hedcor senior vice president, for donating road signs for the vicinity of Bineng.

Hedcor donated 22 directional and instructional road signs with twin concave mirrors to barangay last week aiming to decrease road accidents in the area assuring safer travel to and from Barangay Bineng other nearby areas.

Awingan said “steep, zigzag sharp curves and sometimes slippery characterizes the Bineng-Banengbeng, Road which poses serious threat to travelers. The mounted signs notify motorist of regulations, provides warning to hazards and provide needed guidance to destination.”

The Bineng Road spans four to five kilometers providing access to the community’s downhill and provincial capital and to some barangays in the Municipality of Sablan.

Originally agricultural in nature, farmers use the road to bring their crops to the market. The presence of the road also constitutes to the thriving cut flower business and tourism potentials of the area.

Hedcor advocates improving road safety and in addressing the needs of its host community through their corporate social responsibility spearheading several community based projects.

Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, specializing in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems.

Hedcor has been operating in the Valley for over two decades, with plants in Bineng, that harness the natural flow of the Balili River, Hedcor manages and operates 21 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 165 MW of clean and renewable energy.

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