Antique power coop needs P17M to remove 200 electric posts

first_imgThe Antique Electric Cooperative needs P17 million to remove the posts affected by the road widening project. A total of 200 posts are set to be removed as these pose danger to commuters, especially at night. ANNABEL CONSUELO J. PETINGLAY He said the posts removal isexpensive, costing to around P30,000 to P40,000 each, serving as the mainlineof the electricity that ANTECO is distributing to its consumers. He added some of the 80 posts removedwere from Barangay Madrangca to Barangay San Fernando in San Jose deBuenavista.  He added the affected posts will beremoved within this year or early next year. SAN JOSE, Antique – The AntiqueElectric Cooperative (ANTECO) needs P17 million to remove 200 electric postsaffected by the road widening project from Barangay Atabay here to BarangayCubay in Sibalom, Antique.    “ANTECO has removed 80 posts fromBarangay Bantayan to Barangay San Pedro in San Jose town toward Barangay Cubay,Sibalom but those were the ones that had been prioritized because of the dangerthese pose to commuters,” Veñegas said. “Once we remove the pole we have tohave it replaced by a new one outside of the DPWH road right of way,” Veñegasadded.  Neal Peter Veñegas, manager of theANTECO technical services division, on Dec. 19 said they have submitted afinancial request for P17 million, citing the Joint Circular 1, Series 2017 ofthe Department of Energy and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)to compensate for the expense of the removal of the posts.  The new pole to be used is 35 feethigh Yellow Pine that is sturdy and could last for around 15 to 20 years.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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