The implementation of the P65-million rehabilitation of Cortes townâ€™s quake-damaged waterworks system will start next week, four years after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Bohol.
This was bared by Cortes Mayor Iven Lim during the inauguration of the townâ€™s new three-story police station on Wednesday.
According to Lim, he met with the initiativeâ€™s Pagadian-based contractor, which he did not identify, on Tuesday to formally set the projectâ€™s mobilization next week.
The project will be funded by the national government through the Bohol Earthquake Assistance 1 program, Lim said.
Cortes qualified for the fundâ€™s usage as the waterworks systemâ€™s tanks and lines were heavily damaged by the tremor in 2013.
The mayor is optimistic that the rehabilitation project would address the townâ€™s longstanding problem on water supply which has sparked complaints from residents.
Other than the waterworks system, the Cortes government is also overseeing the construction of its new municipal hall in Barangay Malayo. (Rey Tutas)