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Lapu solon defends drainage projects

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Outgoing Rep. Paz Radaza has acknowledged the absence of outfall in all her drainage projects in Lapu-Lapu City.

But, Radaza, said that it is still better than having no project at all to address the long-standing problem of flooding in the city.

She issued the statement after reelected Mayor Ahong Chan pointed out that the former’s drainage projects have no outfall, the place the drainage empties into a body of water—a sea, a river or a lake. (https://bit.ly/3LkDkFg)

“While there is no outfall yet, the drainage will serve as an artificial water catchment to collect the rainwater and to prevent flooding in residential areas,” Radaza explained.

“The point is, the flooding problem would not be solved if only the outfall is constructed. The problem would not be solved if there’s no project at all,” she added.

The congresswoman said the Department of Public Works and Highways already knew about the problem about the outfall and it would not implement the drainage projects if these are not suitable.

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