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PIA Press Release
2009/10/26

NVizcaya landslide-prone town gets heavy equipments

Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya (October 26) -- At least four heavy equipments have been acquired by the local government unit here in a bid to respond to road closures triggered by landslides.

A bulldozer, a backhoe and two dump trucks were purchased by local officials in this town through a bank loan.

Mayor Moises Amokla said the purchase of the heavy equipments was a priority need of the municipality specially in the wake of the rainy season which usually trigger landslides along access roads, blocking the flow of transportation here.

"We are really in dire need of these heavy equipments nowadays that there is a need to restore the typhoon-damaged roads into their usual condition," Amokla said.

He said that during the recent typhoons, the town has been totally isolated due to huge landslides, thereby turning the local products of their villagers to rot and be wasted.

Amokla expressed optimism that with the purchase of the heavy equipments, restoration of damaged roads will be immediate and fast.

"The equipments will also be used as an ambulance and for other purposes during emergencies that need immediate transportation of goods and people from one place to another. (bme/PIA NVizcaya) [top]

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