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New Dopper radar station
President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua pushes the button to signal the operation of the Solong and Hitoma 1 Hydroelectric Power Plants during the Inauguration Ceremony at the Barangay Buenavista, Bato, Catanduanes Wednesday May 02, 2012. The Solong and Hitoma mini-hydro plants are the first ever to be developed by a private entity, the Sunwest Water and Electricity, Inc. in the small island grids covered by the Special Power Utilities Group (SPUG) of the National Power Corporation. In the photo are Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, Catanduanes Lone District Representative Cesar Sarmiento and Albay Governor Jose Salceda. (Jay Morales / MPB / NPPA Images).

Inauguration of Hydro Plants and Radar Tower

2 May 2012

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III conducts an aerial inspection en route the Inauguration of the Solong and Hitoma 1 Hydroelectric Power Plants and the PAGASA New Radar Tower Station at the Barangay Buenavista, Bato, Catanduanes Wednesday May 02, 2012. The Solong and Hitoma mini-hydro plants are the first ever to be developed by a private entity, the Sunwest Water and Electricity, Inc. in the small island grids covered by the Special Power Utilities Group (SPUG) of the National Power Corporation. While PAGASA’s new Doppler radar station in Catanduanes is expected to mitigate the impact of devastating typhoons in the country as the weather bureau effectively predicts incoming typhoons.