The damaged transmission cables of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) along Ouano and UN Avenues in Mandaue City will be fully repaired in May this year.
This was what NGCP executives told Gov. Gwen Garcia during a follow-up meeting at the Capitol yesterday, March 22.
The governor is taking up the issue because, among other things, the Mactan Electric Company (MECO) is also slated to hike up its power rate as they are also reeling from the effects of the damaged lines on their operations.
The governor asked MECO to look for other power sources to augment their capacity since the NGCP is already looking into the possibility of load shedding or rotating brownouts that will greatly affect the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.
It was found out during a previous meeting that it was the DPWH that caused the damage in the transmission cables while they were doing some digging work in the area.
The governor is slated to meet with NGCP and DPWH officials to further discuss the works done in the area since DPWH will be closing the outer lane of U.N. Avenue, which will cause another traffic congestion. | (Babie Jane Revecoy)