Feature: E. B. Magalona Gov’t to Start Dredging Rivers
E. B. Magalona Mayor David Lacson said the municipal government is ready to dredge, and to clear of other debris, the major riversand waterways in the town.
E. B. MAGALONA Mayor David Lacson on board a speed boat, pointing to Bacolod newsmen the Malogo river bank protection efforts, and the river area also to be dredged to prevent floodings in several barangays during heavy downpours and high tide.*(APT photo)
David told newsmen the provincial government’s dredger and backhoe are now in the town to start work on rivers to minimize if not totally prevent overflowing during heavy rains that cause floodings in some barangays.
Lacson said the dredger and backhoe are not for any other purpose but to clear waterways of silt and other debris, and to deepen rivers to enable water to freely flow to the sea.
COASTAL ENVIRONMENT TOUR. Before the late afternoon speed boat ride, from La Playa Beach Resort in Manta-angan, E. B. Magalona town, to check on the town’s efforts to preserve its shoreline areas, rivers and mangrove forests, and areas to be dredged to solve floodings in several barangays. From left, Manny Canto, Boy Ciocon, Arman Toga, Mayor David Lacson, Henceboy Cestina, Noel Resuma (environmental management specialist) and Arsenio Palma (agricultural technologist). The Provincial Government’s dredger and backhoe are now in the town to start the clearing and deepening of rivers and other waterways to mitigate floodings.*
The mayor said the rivers Madalag Grande and Tuburan are two of the target areas for dredging to spare several barangays from yearly floodings and to ensure free flowing of stagnant river water.
He said he is thankful to Gov. Alfredo Maranon, 3rd District Congressman Albee Benitez, other local and barangay officials as well as to residents for helping in the efforts of his administration against floods.
The dredging activities which would entail millions of pesos to complete will also include fortifying and protecting river banks against soil erosion.*(Arman P. Toga)