PNoy Launches Balog-balog Multipurpose Project
SAN JOSE, Tarlac – No less than President Noynoy Aquino himself led the inauguration of the Balog-balog Multi-Purpose Project Phase II at NIA Campsite, Brgy. Sula, San Jose, Tarlac.
During the inauguration Pnoy recalled that he himself, started working on the project when he was still a member of Congress.
He further elaborated that the project will not only provide the desperately needed hydro-electric power and mitigate flooding in low lying areas, but will also help farms in and around the province stay irrigated.
National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Administrator Florencio Padernal told everyone present that the project, began 2015, will be finished by 2018, “Kapag po natapos ang proyektong ito ay masisilbihan po natin ang halos sampu (10) na munisipalidad dito sa probinsya ng Tarlac kasama po diyan ang Paniqui, Pura, Ramos, Victoria, Gerona, San Jose, Lapaz, Capas, Concepcion, at Tarlac City,” he added.
Tarlac Governor Victor Yap expressed relief that finally the project is now underway.
According to the governor, “nasa panaginip lang po natin ito noon.”
The governor also thanked NIA Administrator Padernal and PNoy for the political will to get the mega dam constructed.