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Capitol sets aside P20M for water projects

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The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has allocated P20 million worth of projects to ease the effects of El Niño and water shortage in the province.

Said projects were part of their programs from 2016 up to the present, PDRRMO officer Rhee Telen, Jr. said in The Freeman report.

Telen noted that they are primarily preparedness measures and funded from the PDRRM-Disaster Preparedness Fund and re-programmed trust fund.

Part of the allocation was P8.9 million for the proposed construction of a portable water treatment plant in Bantayan Island, according to him.

Water systems in Barangay Arbor, Boljoon; Barangay Sunog, Balamban; and Barangay Ticad, Bantayan, he added, are also being constructed.

The Capitol also purchased 890 units of plastic drums worth P1.2 million and funded P616,000 to procure water pumps; P250,000 for the polyethylene pipes; P390,000 for other polyethylene pipes; P1.1 million for the 1000 liters Plastic Water Tanks; P160,000 for the 200 liters Plastic Drums; P1.07 million for the 1,000 liters Stainless steel Water Tanks.

Telen said two other PDRRMO-funded projects – water impounding and storage facilities worth P1 million and the construction of greenhouse structures worth P600,000 – are being implemented by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.