Dredging Equipment Arrives in Olongapo City
The Olongapo City Government has procured six brand new heavy machines to boost its anti-flood program.
City Mayor Rolen Paulino said the heavy equipment includes an amphibious excavator, two dump trucks each with 15t capacity, a wheel loader, a skid steer loader and a backhoe loader.
The main river channel of Barangay Kalaklan up to Barangay Sta. Rita and Old Cabalan remained untouched for years while the main drainage system in the city was also left clogged, that caused the massive flooding in the city.
Paulino added the only equipment left in the city was a dredging machine which cannot handle the task of going into small river channels due to its limited capability.