Thursday, February 18, 2016

Davao Light nears completion of underground cabling system

DAVAO CITY- Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) is 96% complete in its underground cabling system within the environs of the Davao City Hall.

Ross Luga, DLPC Corporate Communications Office said that they are expected to complete their part in the project by the end of February.

Luga said there are no longer DLPC poles in the streets of  Claveria, San Pedro and City Hall Drive. Magallanes Street will have poles removed by the end of February this year. These are streets which bound the project site of the underground cable system- Davao City Hall and the Sanguniang Panglungsod (City Council.)

City Ordinance 0177 Series of 2014 establishes an underground cabling system for electrical and telecommunication to replace the present overhead cabling system within the peripheries of Davao City Hall and Sangguniang Panglungsod.

Luga said that the power firm has spent about P108-million for the project. He added that other companies with vertical wires are also embarking on transferring their overhead wires underground.

City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has signed Executive Order no. 2 Series of 2015 constituting the Wire and Cables Technical Team. The team included representatives from DLPC, PLDT, Skycable, Bayantel along with other representatives from the local and national government offices.

Luga said that the underground cabling system is friendlier to business as it gives more spaces for establishments, the cables and wires are shielded from natural elements, promote environmental sustainability as the poles can be replaced with plants and shrubs and also without the eyesore of dangling wires is more pleasing aesthetically.

The power firm’s underground cables along San Pedro Street, Claveria Street and City Hall Drive is now energized. While they are expecting the underground cable along Magallanes Street to be energized by the end of February. (PIA/RG Alama)

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