(Metro News) Malabon’s Vicencio wants more climate change projects

April 4, 2010 11:57 am 

MANILA, April 4 – Vice Mayor Arnold Vicencio vowed to construct more climate change infrastructure for city if elected as Malabon’s congressional representative this coming May elections.

Vicencio said these climate change projects will be in the form of more modern flood control systems to enable the perennially flooded city to cope up with the problems of rising tidal waters.

”Malabon is very vulnerable to climate change due to the fact that is located very near to a tidal sea and easily overflowed river systems of Tullahan and Pasig. If I am elected to Congress, I plan to construct more anti-flooding infrastructure in my district to ensure that my constituents will not be displaced by massive floods,” he noted.

In the same vein, Vicencio said his staff has already pinpointed the most flood prone areas in the city’s 32 barangays and that they already looking out for solutions that will remedy this problems.

”If (flooded localities) required dikes for their protection against floods, I will not hesitate to use all the power in my disposal to see to it that they get this infrastructure,” he emphasized.

The congressional candidate also pledged to improve the city’s major roads and highways in order to make the locality an ideal business location.

”If we can improve our roads and lick our flood problem, I have no doubt that Malabon has the potential to be one of the Metropolis’ best business locations,” Vicencio concluded. (PNA)

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