Military engineers facilitate installation of electric power lines in Tawi-Tawi


WESTMINCOM TEAM: Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command talks to the municipal officials of Mapun municipality in Tawi-Tawi as he facilitates the ongoing electrification program of this far-flung municipality done by the Army 54th Engineer Brigade. (Contributed Photo)


The Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) through the 54th Engineer Brigade (54EBde) facilitates the ongoing installation of electricity distribution line extensions (DX) in Lupa Pula, Mapun, Tawi Tawi.

WestMinCom Commander Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., together with 54EBde Commander Brig. Gen. Anthony Cacayuran, checked on the progress of the said project last Monday morning.

According to Brig. Gen. Cacayuran, the project commenced on March 13, 2017 in the island municipality of Mapun and it is now 95% completed.

“Currently, we are doing the installation, stringing, and tensioning of Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced ( ACSR) wire on the 11 steel poles at Sitio Batutay in Barangay Gupah,” said Brig. Gen. Cacayuran.

Target completion of the project is by the end of the 2nd quarter.

A Sangguniang Bayan member said the people of Mapun are very happy and grateful of the support the military is extending to improve their status of living.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. also paid a courtesy call on Municipal Officer-in-Charge Omar Mockthar Abdulpatta on the same day.

On behalf of Mayor Suraida Muksin, Abdulpatta expressed his gratitude to Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. and to the troops deployed in the different barangays of Mapun for maintaining the peace and order in the communities.

Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. lauded the good governance of the local government officials of Mapun.

“Let us continue to work together for peace and prosperity here in the beautiful island of Mapun,” the commander said.

“Rest assured that Team WestMinCom will always be your partner for development while we continue to sustain the peace in the area,” he added. JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL

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