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Philippines: Negros Occidental DPWH awaits budget to complete rehab of typhoon-hit structures

Negros Occ. (24 July) - The Department of Public Works and Highways, 1st Engineering District, here is awaiting for the release of their requested budget of P7 Million to complete the rehabilitation of typhoon Frank damaged structures in the province.

Assistant District Engineer Jaime Javellana said damage of the calamity includes the destruction for a rip-rap of Kanub-gan Bridge in the municipality of Toboso. Repair of which is estimated to reach P700,000.

Major landslide along portions of roads from the Municipaity of Murcia- Don Salvador Benedicto leading to San Carlos City also covered the main highway as a result of heavy rains rendering it impassable.

Javellana, however, told PIA that the roads were immediately cleared and opened to motorists.

He said it is not known as to when the budget will get through but he assured they have already started to repair and rehab other damages within the capability of the office.

Malacañang recently ordered government agencies to hasten the repair and rehabilitation of bridges and other public structures hit by typhoon Frank so that people get back to their normal lives again. (PIA-LOL)