TAGUM CITY, Da-vao del Norte (PIA)–Com-postela Valley Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy and Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario affirmed commitment to a sustainable Tagum Libuga-non River Basin (TLRB).
The two chief execu-tives, together with other local officials and heads of national government agen-cies, expressed their com-mitment by signing the pledge wall during the 1st TLRB Summit on April 27 at the Tagum City Hall Atrium.
Governor Uy stressed his unwavering support to the programs laid in the masterplan of the river-basin, adding that this will uplift the lives of the people and enhance the collabo-ration of different sectors.
In the flooding inci-dents in the river basin areas, Governor del Rosa-rio emphasized that the Regional Development Council has already passed a resolution for the for-mulation of comprehensive master plan on flood miti-gation in Davao del Norte and even encouraging Governor Uy to also craft for the Compostela Valley.
Del Rosario said that once this master plan on flood mitigation will be formulated, it might affect the comprehensive land use plan of the munici-palities and cities.
According to the pre-sentation of TLRB Coun-cil, the Tagum Libuganon River Basin is one of the 18 major river basins in the country and has an area of 2,374 square kilometer covering parts of Davao City and the provinces of Davao del Norte, Com-postela Valley and Agusan del Sur.
The identified local government units include Loreto of Agusan Del Sur; all municipalities and city of Davao del Norte except Island Garden City of Samal and the municipa-lities of Monkayo, Mon-tevista, Nabunturan, Laak and Mawab of Compostela Valley.
Stretching up to 400 kilometer in length, the river basin has three sub-basins, which are Saug, Libuganon and Tuganay rivers. PIA11, Michael Uy