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Mayor Klarex asks DPWH to expedite release of remaining budget for CDO flood control project

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Rolando “Klarex” Uy has urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to fast-track the release of the remaining budget for the next phase of a flood control project in the city.

He made the appeal to Public Works Secretary Manuel Bonoan during the inauguration of the Flood Risk Management Project for Cagayan de Oro River (FRIMP-CDOR) Project – Contract Package 2 (Consolacion) held Friday, May 26, at Balacanas in Barangay Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City.

“Before finally accepting this project, Secretary Bonoan… pwedi ba manghangyo ug makapadayag sa kagustohan sa akong constituents… as the representative, the voice of every Cagayanon, may I humbly request that the release of the remaining budget for package 3 of FRIMP-CDOR in barangay Macasandig be expedited,” said Uy.

He cited that residents living along the riverside barangays under Package 3 are vulnerable and susceptible to floods when the Cagayan de Oro River rises during heavy rains.

“Until then, when the dike is finished in that part of the city will our people in that barangay and adjoining areas become safe from floods,” he added.

Also present at the event were Project Director Ramon A. Arriola III, Japan International Cooperation Agency Philippine Chief Representative Takema Sakamoto, and Japan Embassy Second Secretary Akito Kinoshita, who represented Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa.

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