Dinalupihan, Bataan- More than a band aid solution to Dinalupihan's unceasing flood problems, the local government of Dinalupihan under Mayor Angela S. Garcia have allocated P43M for the dredging and rehabilitation of tributaries and dams to help eliminate flooding brought about by heavy monsoon and typhoon-rains.
This project was started in mid 2014 where the coordinated efforts of LGU Dinalupihan and the Province of Bataan dredged a canal from along the Layac-Sta. Isabel area farmlands towards the Layac river resulting into minimal flooding in the Municipality thereby avoiding the perennial great floods that wreak havoc in the past upon the residential and agricultural areas as well as in the local economy of Dinalupihan.
Experts warned that the Philippines is most vulnerable to extreme weather change. Prior to the start of this project, cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure caused by the yearly flooding in Dinalupihan runs into millions of pesos aside from risks in life and property of the residents.
Project started early this year is the rehabilitation of the Dinalupihan Civic Center while the rehabilitation of the Dinalupihan Public Market, the Municipal Hall Building, Rural Health Centers 1 and 2, and the construction of Rural Health Center 3, among others, are expected to commence within the semester.
Ongoing project is the construction of the Dinalupihan Slaughterhouse costing P10M under a 50/50 funding arrangement with the National Meat Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture.
Earlier, the Dinalupihan Town Plaza was spruced up in preparation for the long holidays of December 2014.