PGMA to inaugurate Monday potable water supply system for remote Porac barangays

June 7, 2009 9:15 am 

BARANGAY HACIENDA DOLORES, Porac, Pampanga, June 6 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will inaugurate here on Monday (June 8) at 10 a.m. the newly-renovated water reservoir donated by the Japanese government in 1982 that will supply potable water to remote barangays of this first-class municipality.

After the inauguration, the President will groundbreak the installation of water distribution pipes of the water tank leading to the barangay households.

The President will be assisted by Porac Mayor Rogelio Santos, Cabinet Officer for Region 3 Secretary Edgardo Pamintuan, Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) Chairman Prospero Pichay, Porac Water District general manager Gil Manalastas, and Hacienda Dolores Barangay Chairman Emilio Sarmiento.

Before its renovation, the water tank has been idle for the past two years and most barangay households merely depended on nearby streams and rainwater for their daily water needs.

Mayor Santos said a proposed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is now being finalized between LWUA and Porac Water Works for the rehabilitation and turnover of the maintenance of the reservoir.

Mayor Santos said the President will also look into urgent problems that require immediate funding support such as drainage and flood-control systems, rehabilitation of irrigation canals, support mechanisms for agricultural production and construction and repair of school buildings in the remote villages of Porac. (PNA)



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