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Saturday, March 14, 2009


The Olongapo City Government headed by Mayor James ‘’Bong’’ Gordon, Jr. remains steadfast in the implementation of the city’s desilting projects.

City Engineering Office through its Head Engr. Bobby Alvarez said the latest work between the Flood Gate and Anonas Bridge has began.

“Regular desilting of rivers in the city can significantly help prevent flooding during rainy seasons,’’ said Mayor Bong Gordon during the flag raising ceremony of local government employees on March 16, 2009 at the Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Center.

“Ilang buwan na lamang ay darating na ang buwan ng tag-ulan kaya mahalaga na ituloy-tuloy natin ang desilting sa mga ilog ng Olongapo. Sa ngayon ay tuloy-tuloy rin ang dredging na ginagawa ng Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) sa Kalaklan at Sta Rita Rivers,’’ Mayor Gordon remarked.

It can be recalled that experts on Land Use and Watershed Management Stan Taylor, Coordinator ng Source Protection Planning and Michael Cooke, Senior Planner of Building and Development, both from the City of Windsor in Ontario, Canada paid a visit to Olongapo recently to conduct a study on the city.

Studies of the two (2) experts from Canada revealed that flooding in the city is mainly caused by a combination of typhoon, high tide and the overflowing of Sta. Rita and Kalaklan Rivers.

“Gusto ko rin ipaalaala na ang mga ilog sa lungsod ay hindi basurahan. Inaatasan ko rin ang Environmental Sanitation and Management Office (ESMO) na ituloy-tuloy ang River Clean-up na ginagawa ng city government sa mga ilog ng lungsod,’’ Mayor Gordon added.

On-going desilting at the creek between the Flood Gate and Anonas Bridge, another valuable project of Mayor Bong Gordon that will help prevent flooding in the city.


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