CITY OF MALOLOS – To further improve public safety, monitoring and response during calamities and emergencies, the Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado is set to install wireless weather stations, water level sensors and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras along critical remote areas of the province for integrated rescue and operations and security purposes.
The P92 million-worth project features the modernization of the flood management and monitoring system of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and aims to establish advance provision of efficient and real time weather condition and water level information of Angat, Ipo, and Bustos Dams and other critical waterways in the province.
“The installation of the CCTVs and water level sensors which are part of our environmental monitoring and video surveillance system would serve as flood forecasting devices that could help in the early detection of rising water in our province. This project is also our assurance for constant vigilance to safeguard the safety of our people against the perils of environmental disasters as well as from any crime and other factors that may affect public safety,” the governor said.
Alvarado said that PGB is currently conducting its own feasibility study for the possible installation of fiber optic lines for the fast and reliable transmittal of information to the Communication, Command, and Control Center (C4) of PDRRMC.
He also said that around 75% of the total population of the province or about 2.2 million Bulakenyos will benefit from the project wherein 32 strategic locations and remote sites in Bulacan were included in the provision of advance monitoring system including the three major dams – Angat, Ipo and Bustos.
Video surveillances will also be installed in different public places in the province including Robinson’s Malolos Footbridge, SM Marilao Overpass, Balagtas Junction, Calumpit Market and other crowded places in Bulacan.
The governor also said that it will be a significant help to the PDRRMC in making appropriate decisions and taking immediate actions to prevent casualties and damage to properties during calamities and emergencies.