WITH the onset of the rainy season, projects that will protect residents in Cebu City from flash floods are all the more needed.
The City Government has at least P108 million worth of flood mitigation and prevention projects that are already funded. However, some of these projects have not yet been implemented.
The funds for the flood mitigation projects were included in the third supplemental budget, approved early this year during the term of former mayor Tomas Osmeña, now south district congressman.
In the barangays of the north district, the construction of drainage systems, riprap walls, irrigation canals and lined canals has not yet started.
In random interviews with Sun.Star Cebu, north district village chiefs said the delayed release of funds was the reason they have failed to immediately start implementing their projects. Read rest of story