Tuesday, 18 January 2022 13:17

USAID provides technical assistance to advance Sarangani’s water security

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (January 18, 2022) – To come up with an integrated watershed management plan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Safe Water project conducts a two-day workshop on the data collection and initial analysis on Sarangani’s water security on January 12 to 13. The activity was attended by the provincial technical working group including some department heads, focal persons and officials. Assistant Provincial Administrator for Operations Engr. Gerald Faciol said “the importance of this is we will come up with an integrated watershed management plan because we don’t have this yet in the province and we know that everything revolves around water." He also disclosed that in the areas of Glan, Malapatan, Alabel, Malungon and Maasim, "we are already experiencing a shortage of water supply.” Rachel Beja, USAID-Safe Water Security Advisor updated that the activity is “already the 5th phase” of the water security planning process and the security assessment of the province. She disclosed that Sarangani was among to receive the technical assistance from USAID because “Sarangani has been recognized on several occasions for it has already several issues on the deterioration of its water resources." Faciol also urged all the Sarangans to take part in the water conservation of the province. (Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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