BALON DAGUPAN NEWS
THE city, in partnership with the National Housing Authority, will construct 362 core shelters in Sta. Maria, Bonuan Boquig for families living in danger zones.
Mayor Belen T. Fernandez said the local government is prioritizing the resettlement of Dagupeno families living by the creeks, rivers and other water ways as their lives are always at risk during floods, storm surges, and other calamities.
Mayor Fernandez (center), accompanied by Engr. Corpuz (far left) and Engr. Intal (3rd from right), conduct a site inspection at Sta. Maria, Bonuan Boquig in Dagupan City with Kgd. Gonzales. 2nd from right). (CIO photo by Arriz Fruelda)
Prior to the project’s site development, Mayor Fernandez held consultations with residents of Barangays Bonuan Boquig, Mangin, Herrero-Perez, and Pantal and discussed their need to relocate to a safer location.
These were also discussed during the recent meeting of the mayor with NHA Regional Director Eduardo Leano.
At least P24,803,848.59 fund was allocated for the backfilling and perimeter riprap as LGU counterpart for the housing project while NHA Fund for the road and drainage amounts to P9,727,540.22.
Engr. Athena Intal, chief of the construction section of the City Engineering Office, disclosed that the on site development will also cover the construction of 1.5km-long drainage system under DPWH worth P37M as first phase of the project from Sta. Maria road going to Bisal road with Don Maximo Creek as outlet for run-off water. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)
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