MAYOR GORDON: ‘clean-up before the rain’’
Although Olongapo City and the rest of the country is still experiencing the scorching heat of summer, Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. called on all Olongapenos to prepare for the coming rainy season in June.
‘’Kailangan na ngayon pa lamang ay gawin na ng mga residente ang kanilang bahagi sa paglilinis ng mga kanal gayundin ang pag-aalis ng mga naiwan pang campaign materials,’’ said Mayor Bong Gordon to officials and employees of the local government at the flag raising ceremonies at the Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Center held recently.
‘’Samantalahin natin ang init ng panahon sa pag-lilinis dahil sa June ay tuloy-tuloy na ang buhos ng ulan,’’ added the city mayor.
According to City Engineer Bobby Alvarez, the new dredging machine bought by the city government is continuously being used in the desilting works to clean-up Olongapo City rivers to prevent overflows come rainy season. “Sa darating na araw ng Lunes, May 24 ay ililipat na sa Kalaklan River ang dredging machine at mananatili doon sa loob ng tatlong linggo upang tuloy-tuloy ang paghuhukay,” Alvarez said.
On the other hand, the dredging machine which the city government borrowed from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will stay at the Mouth of Kalaklan river to continue the desilting works in the area. To date, the waste materials extracted from Mouth of the river has reached over seven thousand two hundred (7,200) cubic meters, equivalent to the load of five hundred (500) dump trucks. A large part of the said waste materials were dumped at the New Cabalan Landfill to prevent fire due to ‘methane gas’.
The dredged sand can be used as an ingredient in concrete and asphalt production and fill land holes that’s why the Office of the Mayor is open to those who are in need of dredged sand. The office is located at the 2nd Floor of the City Hall or call 222-2565 for more information.