Gov Bulut urges government to prioritize Cordillera’s flood control projects
Apayao Governor Elias Bulut Jr called on the national government to prioritize the completion of flood control projects in the Cordillera.
The Apayao politiko bemoaned how other regions’ seawall projects were given allocations in the proposed 2019 projects but the funds for the completion of Cordillera’s projects have yet to be released.
Bulut said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) have failed to provide adequate funding for the flood control project along the Apayao River despite his repeated requests.
“We do not envy other provinces granted multi-billion worth of flood control projects over the past several years,” he explained.
“What we simply want is for concerned government agencies to look into the real needs of calamity victims in the countryside and the mitigating measures that could be implemented to prevent the occurrence of similar incidents in the future,” Bulut added.
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