In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to provide victims of Typhoon Yolanda a conducive and permanent resettlement area, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that water tanks and jetmatic pumps have been installed in all resettlement sites of Yolanda victims.
“As promised, all resettlement sites are now provided with water. The Tacloban North Resettlement Site is now equipped with 67 units of 5 cubic meter and 70 units of 2 cubic meter stainless water tanks,” Villar said.
The Department of Public Works and Highways augmented the water supply at 17 resettlement sites in Barangay Sto. Niño in Tacloban City. A total of 181 jetmatic pumps were already installed at various resettlement areas.
“We are very happy to be able to provide the water tanks on time. It is our duty to ensure that problems are addressed at the shortest possible time”, Villar said.
Aside from the water tanks and jetmatic pumps, the DPWH has also provided 4 units of 10 wheeler dump trucks, 5 units of 6 wheeler dump trucks and 2 units of water tank trucks
Overall, a total of 4,468 cubic meters of water were already delivered to various resettlement sites. DPWH is expected to provide clean water supply to 2,841 families.
“As part of the government’s initiative, we are tasked to provide all necessary assistance to the Filipino people. This is why we have extended all efforts that we can provide to the people of Tacloban, especially those hit by Typhoon Yolanda.”, Villar added.