TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation of the Caritan-Balzain creek was led by Rep. Jojo “Pulsar” Lara on Tuesday, December 15. In a media briefing, Lara said this project was given priority to solve the flooding problem of Tuguegarao. “We have given this project priority because it could solve the flooding problem in our villages,” he said in Filipino. He added that this project has long been overdue and had been an approved infrastructure project of this district but was delayed by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. He noted that funding has been derived from the Bayanihan 1 and Bayanihan 2 appropriations with P35 million initially earmarked for the project. Lara said the Balzain-Caritan creek is this city’s natural waterway, traversing Barangay Balzain to Caritan Sur, Centro and Norte, Atulayan and Pengue Ruyu. The project will connect this waterway to Annafunan and Linao for the water to exit to the Cagayan River.