The provincial government of Negros Oriental allocated P2.5 million to buy 70 units of jetmatic pumps.

The units are to be installed in areas without water due to massive damaged of water systems wrought by 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Feb. 6. This is in response with the directive of Governor Roel Degamo to provide a solution to the water problem in the calamity-affected places.

Degamo ordered the field engineers to fast-track the rehabilitation and construction of water systems thru the use of jetmatic pumps.

The temporary use of jetmatic pumps for shallow wells will be withdrawn as soon as the regular water supply in the areas is restored.

The governor explained that affected families or communities need to be provided alternative water supply as their water source were damaged by the earthquake.

Meantime, the governor also directed the provincial engineer’s office (PEO) to hasten the repair and rehabilitation to damaged infrastructure under provincial roads, spillways, box culverts, water systems, school buildings, among others in quake affected areas.

The chief executive expressed desires to fast-track the repairs of damaged infrastructures so that these will be used at once by the public and continued distribution of relief goods.

The PEO reported the total damaged of infrastructures reached to P507 million, which exclude national roads and bridges under the Department of Public Works and Highways. (MBCN/JCT-PIA NegOr)