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Iwas baha! Lacson pushes river dredging

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Dredging must be a continuing operation to revive the natural waterways after flash floods affected several localities in northern Negros Occidental, according to Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

Lacson said flooding caused by heavy rains has been affecting and damaging agricultural lands and residential areas in the Third District, particularly in Victorias City.

The governor recently attended the launching of the Maintenance Dredging Program of the Department of Public Works and Highways at Carugiat River along Victorias City National Highway. (https://bit.ly/2K8N0Jw)

The dredging project started at Carugiat River to Malihaw and Magnanod Rivers.

Lacson thanked Third District Rep. Kiko Benitez and Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca for their effort and support in sharing a common vision of a flood-free Victorias City.

He also encouraged the local government units, particularly those prone to heavy flooding during the rainy season, to purchase their own dredger.