Tabuk gets P18M flood control fund from disaster council
TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 9 (PIA) -- The city was given an P18-million fund from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) for the construction of flood control structure in Barangay San Juan, here.
The facility is designed to prevent waters from the Chico River to wash-out ricelands and residences near the river and downstream Tabuk during typhoons.
In a statement, Tabuk City Vice Mayor Darwin Estranero said that the first tranche of the money of P9 million had been released by the Department of Budget and Management and is now deposited with the Development Bank of the Philippines, Tabuk branch.
The remaining 50 percent of the fund shall be released after the implementation of the first tranche, he explained.
Due to problems brought by high waters from the Chico river, the City Council passed a resolution seeking the help of Malacanang for the provision of a flood control structure in the area.
In 2011, the council submitted a request before President Benigno S. Aquino who finally issued approval last May 2012.
The fund was sourced out from the 2011 National Calamity Fund that intends to provide calamity control facilities in disaster-prone places in the country. (LL- PIA CAR,Kalinga)
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