Agusan del Norte 2014 disaster budget approved
The legislative body of Agusan del Norte has approved the P30 million disaster budget for the year 2014.
This year’s disaster budget includes disaster response, recovery, and rehabilitation.
Included in the disaster budget are the construction of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) operation center and evacuation centers, construction of flood control structures such as box culvert and deepening of canals.
The budget also includes the widening of reforestation of mangrove trees, calamity victims’ immediate assistance and livelihood, medical care and rehabilitation of damaged infrastructures. Equipment for rescue volunteers of the PDRRMO is also part of the approved budget.
“We are aiming for the safety and welfare of Agusanons that’s why we are adding bigger budget for this purpose,” said Agusan del Norte Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba as she extended gratitude to the legislative body led by Vice-Gov. Ramon AG. Bungabong.
The disaster budget forms part of the P677 million total budget for the year. (Mike Crismundo)