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DPWH urged to build wrecked Cainta ripraps 05/22/2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

DPWH urged to build wrecked Cainta ripraps


05/22/2010

Cainta homeowners are calling on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in this province to act swiftly to construct the ripraps of their village which were washed out by typhoon “Ondoy” last year.

Daniel Rafael Prats, president of the Village East Homeowners Association Inc. (Vehai), said the DPWH could have done the construction of the ripraps immediately after its destruction to prevent a repeat of the nightmarish flooding that happened last year.

“More than 2,000 homeowners of the village conveyed their apprehension to DPWH and even to Rizal leaders and officials that if possible they should build the destroyed ripraps during summer or before rainy season comes but they did nothing about it,” Prats said.

He cited the construction of the ripraps at the adjacent village by the DPWH though the site was an open corn field and far away from the residents.

“If the DPWH did the construction why not in our village when its destroyed ripraps are within the perimeter where the houses of the homeowners are located?” he said.

The village homeowners are now in great fear as the rainy season is coming and the destroyed ripraps still lay in waste and any time the village will be flooded by a heavy down pour.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20100522nat4.html


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