DPWH allocates year supply of fuel for dredging

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 1 has assured the Dagupan City government that the dredging of the city’s Pantal River will continue for another year.

The assurance was made by DPWH Region 1 EMD Office headed by Engineer Dejosis Domagas and Engineer Jaime Silen when they paid a courtesy call on Mayor Belen T. Fernandez last week.

They informed Fernandez that DPWH has allocated P1 billion for its water and land based equipment and 70 percent of which will go for its water-based operations, that includes Dagupan.

Fernandez reiterated the city government’s gratitude to DPWH for its continued support for the dredging of the Pantal River to minimize flooding in the city.

“We are indeed lucky that DPWH is very supportive of our course of action to dredge our rivers aside from the other mitigating measures that we have already started to ease the perennial flooding in our city,” said Fernandez.

The intensified dredging operations will start on Monday, according to the DPWH.

DPWH also assured the city that it will expand its dredging operations in the city soon as its two dredging machines still undergoing maintenance, are operational. (CIO/JCB)