LOOK: No more overhead cable, electric wires in downtown Davao

Overhead cable and electric wires can no longer be seen in the Davao downtown area after underground cabling operations have been completed.

The Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) began transferring cables underground last year. The P108-million project led by the Aboitiz-owned company and the city government was completed after different utilities were removed on Tuesday, March 15, a day before the 2016 Araw ng Davao celebration.

The following photos were taken in San Pedro Street, just within the area covering the vicinity of Davao City Hall up to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) building.

In an interview, DLPC assistant vice president for reputation enhancement Rossano Luga said there will be more spaces after the removal of utility poles installed in the surrounding area, which can now be compared to the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

The underground cabling project improves the competitiveness and attractiveness of the city to investors and tourists, and this was implemented during the term of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

If this happened in Davao, it can also happen in other parts of the country.

Sources: Davao Today, Edge Davao; Photos courtesy of John Gerard Bondaon Librando, H/T: Pal Raine