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Roberto Cuenca, Rafael Coscolluela and Jose Maria Zabaleta Jr. (l-r) at the launching of the biomass power plant in La Carlota City.*
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Negros flood damage
rises to P85.4 million

The recent floods caused P85.4 million in damage to southern Negros Occidental, partial reports showed yesterday.

Flood-damage to crops, irrigation and fisheries reached P75.9 million as of yesterday, Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan reported.

Hinoba-an town reported damage to bridges, roads, flood control, canals, and riverbank protection at P9,518,216.moremoremore

Warnings up on
dangerous highway

Negros Occidental Acting Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the Department of Public Works and Highways yesterday was putting up early warning devices in landslide-damaged sections of the Salvador Benedicto highway.

Lacson called the DPWH yesterday to act on the matter to avoid fatal accidents in the area, noting that stones were among the few visible markers initially placed on the damaged roads.

Salvador Benedicto Mayor Jose Max Ortiz has described the damaged sections of the highway as “extremely dangerous”, and in need of immediate repair.moremoremore

Biomass plant to boost
4th district: Ferrer

LA CARLOTA CITY – The construction of a biomass power plant here will boost the growth and the economy of the towns and cities of the fourth district of Negros Occidental, Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer (Neg. Occ., 4th District) said yesterday.

Ferrer, who joined the launching of South Negros Biopower’s 25-megawatt biomass power plant here, yesterday said it will create more jobs and additional income for the farmers in the district.

Rafael Coscolluela, provincial consultant on trade and investments and Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations president, who attended the launching in behalf of Governor Alfredo Marañon, said the establishment of the power plant is a significant development in pursuance of the green economy in Negros.moremoremore

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