‘Ulysses’ infra damage estimated at P4.25 billion: DPWH

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Infrastructure damages caused by Typhoon Ulysses reached P4.254 billion as of Friday morning, according to the report presented by Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar.

“Preliminiary estimate of damages due to typhoon Ulysses as of 9 a.m. today is at P4.254 billion,” Villar said during a virtual briefing for the press.

A total of 52 road sections in the country remained impassable due to landslides, mudflow, debris fall, fallen trees, and flooding caused by heavy rains and strong winds.

The aforementioned roads were in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, IV-A, Bicol Region, and Eastern Visayas.

According to Villar, affected roads due to typhoon Ulysses reached 92 road sections, however, 40 of them were already cleared.

“Our target is majority of the road sections will be cleared tomorrow. Kasama sa protocol natin ang pre-positioning ng mga assets ng DPWH kaya bago dumating yung bagyo nakapag-preposition na kami ng almost 3000 manpower and 483 vehicles .”

[Part of our protocol is the pre-positioning of assets of the DPWH that’s why before the typhoon arrived, we have already pre-positioned almost 3000 manpower and 483 vehicles.]

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