SM drainage sys­tem project com­pleted

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The new drainage canal sys­tem along 6th Street in Barangay Pa­gasa Olongapo City which was funded by SM Su­permalls is now up and func­tional.

The bless­ing and cer­e­mo­nial turnover was on De­cem­ber 04, 2017. Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino led the cer­e­mo­nial rib­bon cut­ting and Mon­signor Crisos­tomo Ca­cho ad­min­is­tered the bless­ing to­gether with SM Su­permalls Re­gional Op­er­a­tions Man­ager for North 3 Ce­sar P. Bon­doc, Barangay Pa­gasa Chair­man Rodolfo Ca­tolo­gan, City Coun­cilors Lugie Lipumano and Bas Palo, em­ploy­ees of SM and res­i­dents of Barangay Pa­gasa.

The 6-foot di­am­e­ter pipe culvert drainage canal will carry out water from sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties and will be dis­charged to the near­est river.

The 6.6M drainage project was set up in July this year in re­sponse to in­creas­ing fre­quency and sever­ity of flood­ing in the nearby bar an­gays.

This project aims to pro­vide a so­lu­tion to the prob­lem and to re­solve the num­ber of dis­rup­tions ex­pe­ri­enced by res­i­dents dur­ing rainy sea­son.

In his speech, Mayor Rolen Paulino re­it­er­ated the “back­hoe” do­na­tion of SM in 2013 where SM was the first com­pany to do­nate such equip­ment for clear­ing and res­cue op­er­a­tions and re-build­ing of flood-hit ar­eas dur­ing the Typhoon Odette.

With the con­tin­u­ous ef­forts of SM on en­vi­ron­ment and sus­tain­abil­ity pro­gram, the drainage sys­tem project shows clear so­lu­tion to help re­duce if not en­tirely elim­i­nate the flood­ing risks in the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties in the city.

SM malls’ en­vi­ron­ment pro­tec­tion pro­gram in­cludes solid waste man­age­ment that en­gages not just the em­ploy­ees and cus­tomers, but the whole com­mu­nity. By tak­ing care of the en­vi­ron­ment, SM also takes care of the com­mu­ni­ties they are part of and help pro­mote sus­tain­able progress. (Press Re­lease)

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