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Villar leads inauguration of Tagoloan dike project

By SHIELA MAE BUTLIG
Correspondent .

PEOPLE living near Tagoloan River will be able to sleep soundly at night without worrying of floodwaters inundating their communities during the rainy season, beamed Public Works Secretary Mark Villar.

This as Villar, together with Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, and Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano inaugurated the P778-million river basin flood control project in Tagoloan town yesterday morning.

Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano whispers to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar during the inauguration of the Tagoloan River Basin Sub-Project yesterday. (photo by Nitz Arancon)

The flood control project, Villar explained, aims to mitigate flood damage at high-risk areas in Tagoloan. The project was made possible because of a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency. The national government has been given 30 years to pay the loan, he added.

Aside from its disaster risk reduction and management function, Villar said, the project would also attract investors to invest in the municipality.

“Napakalaki na investment nang gobyerno dito at marami pa po tayong aasahan sa ‘Build, Build, Build’ program ni President Duterte,” said Villar.

The project involves the construction of a 692-meter dike upstream of the river and a 1.9-kilometer revetment structure downstream, as well as, excavation works and drainage improvement.

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