CDO’S ‘HAPSAY KABLE’ TRIMS 238-KM DEAD WIRES, CABLES IN 2018
REMOVING DEAD WIRES. Utility workers commissioned by the Task Force 'Hapsay Kable' continue to untangle dead wires and cables from power poles on Corrales Street, Cagayan de Oro City, days before Christmas (Dec. 21, 2018). For 2018, the Task Force was able to clean up a total 238 kilometers of dead wires and cables. (Photo courtesy of Ted Buenavista Jr., NTC-10 Regional Director)
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- A total of 238 kilometers of dead wires and cables were untangled and cleaned up by the city's Task Force "Hapsay Kable (cables in order)" throughout the year of 2018 or an additional of 104 more kilometers since its last report in June.
According to Teodoro Buenavista Jr., vice chairperson of the Task Force and Regional Director of National Telecommunications Commission in Region 10 (NTC-10), there were also 69 poles that were "retired" and another 108 alley arms removed.
In an earlier interview, Buenavista said the project would have its different phases, and that the recovered dead wires and cables would be donated to organizations that would in turn process them into reusable materials like additional garbage bins.
The Task Force was formed by virtue of Executive Order No. 172-2017, then known as the “CDO ICT Task Force on Cables and Wires," signed by Mayor Oscar Moreno in November 2017.
The project has become a joint initiative of the city, NTC-10, telecommunication players, civil society organizations, and professional groups. (PNA)