The provincial government is now ready to deploy 25-kVA generator sets to the 12 local government units in northern Cebu, thatwere badly affected by super typhoon Yolanda.
The generator sets were acquired by the Capitol in a negotiated procurement for P290,000 each. These were already delivered at the Capitol last Wednesday, November 13 and will be immediately distributed to its recipients in the afternoon.
Governor Hilario P. Davide III personally inspected the China-made equipment, which has passed international standards with ISO certification number 9001.
Provincial Attorney and BAC Chairman Orvi Ortega told the media that these will be used primarily to energize the water systems of the LGUs so that they will no longer be totally dependent on the dole-outs.
“Ang katuyuan ug tumong man gud ani sa atong gobernador nga wala may kuryente didto, unya ang atong water systems nag-agad man gud sa kuryente. So gusto sa gobernador nga hatagan dayon sila ug generator sets aron maka-pa tubig dayon,” he said.
Ortega further stated that the three-phase generator sets are all diesel-fed. Three-phase means the equipment can also be used to energize the lights in the perimeter area of the water systems.
The total purchase price of the 12 general sets is pegged at P3.480 million. In addition, the Capitol will buy bigger capacity generator sets for the district hospitals in Bogo City, Daanbantayan and Medellin.
Last Saturday, the generator set of SeveraVerallo District Hospital in Bogo City overheated but fortunately it started again later on.
Albert Go, the owner of Filmon Hardware Inc., the supplier of the generator sets also agreed to lend its forklift when the machines will be delivered to the affected areas. The Capitol will also provide diesel fuel so that these can be immediately used.
The recipients of the generator sets are Pilar, San Francisco, Poro, Tudela in the Camotes group of islands; Madridejos, Bantayan, and Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island; Daanbantayan, Medellin, San Remigio, Bogo City, and Tabogon in the mainland northern Cebu.
However, for the island towns, the gen sets may only arrive tomorrow (November 14).
Once the power in the concerned LGUs is restored, Ortega said the Capitol will pull the generator sets out. These will be stored at the Capitol and will only be used again for emergency purposes. Xerxes Alkuino