5.04.2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Agusan River dredging to possibly push through

BUTUAN CITY, May 4 (PIA) - The much talked-about plans of performing a dredging activity in the Agusan River, after its initial arrangements were put off due to some circumstances that needed consideration, may possibly push through after all as members of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau arrived here to conduct necessary preparations for the said dredging.
          
The information was personally disclosed by city Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. in his speech during the groundbreaking and capsule laying ceremony for the construction of two multi-purpose halls in Brgy. Mahay, April 28.
          
The group, an affiliate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, is now on its second phase of scooping to prepare the Agusan River for huge projects including the possibility of dredging or the process, as in the case of the Agusan River, of scooping out mud to deepen the river and prevent its waters from overflowing during rainy days.
          
The whole concept of dredging began when Mayor Amante, Vice Mayor Angelo S. Calo and Cong. Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun explored possible solutions to the long-existing problem of flooding in Butuan. (LGU-Butuan City/PIA-Agusan del Norte)