“This is just an initial release from DPWH in response to the request of the local leaders here- Gov Abet Garcia, Cong Tet Garcia and Mayor Joet Garcia,” Director Molano told this writer in an impromptu interview.
Molano said another P300 million will be released as soon documents for the said project are completed.
“Yes, nilakad namin ni Gov Abet yan bago ako umalis nung April 2. Nakausap namin si Sec. Singson at nag commit siya sa 54M dredging sa Sibacan-Cataning (start na dapat by end of April), P 20M pilot channel sa Talisay, (inaayos ang program of works) at use of their brand new dredger for Puerrto Rivas River (ang dating sa balanga after Holy Week). Hopefully malaki maging effect ng lahat ng flood control projects natin,” said Mayor Joet in an email message to this writer from Colombia where he was attending the World Urban Forum.
Earlier, Cong. Tet warned that the Province will pay dearly if the flooding problem was not attended to immediately.
For his part, Gov. Abet expresses his gratitude to the DPWH for their prompt response.