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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.