By: Rosa Bianca R. Pamintuan
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, April 15 (PIA) -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently hosted a consultation meeting for local government units in Zambales that were affected by the severe flooding and landslide caused by the typhoon Odette-induced southwest monsoon last year.
“The activity seeks to address the risk of the re-occurrence of this tragedy that claimed 33 lives. It was also meant to seek assistance from concerned national government agencies on further studying the proposed dredging of the rivers of the province,” DILG Regional Director Florida Dijan said.
Attendees agreed to create a Technical Working Group (TWG) that would be headed by the Provincial Engineer.
“The TWG was given two months to complete the ground works, from the inspection and planning aspect up to working on the palliative measures,” Dijan added. (CLJD/RBRP-PIA 3)