10 Jan 2019
- By Junhan B. TodiÃ±o – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
REMOVING typhoon debris from villages will be a challenge for the Saipan mayorâ€™s office once the Federal Emergency Management Agencyâ€™s removal program ends on Jan. 15.
Mayor David M. Apatang said his office will continue removing typhoon debris, but in a very limited capacity based on available manpower and equipment.
With FEMA program, private contractors and other government agencies were tapped for the recovery efforts.
â€œSo I am again encouraging those in the villages to bring out their typhoon debris only, for pick-up,â€� he said. â€œThey have to dispose their own household garbage.â€�
He said his office is still getting assistance from volunteers from the Department of Corrections and the Workforce Investment Agency.
â€œThe cleanup drive and island beautification remain our priorities.â€�
Apatang said his office will also continue working with the Rotary Club of Saipan, which plans to build an accessible playground at Sugar King Park for children with disabilities.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/109910-fema-s-debris-clearing-task-ends-jan-15