DPWH implementing P371.5-M flood control projects in Biliran

Published August 17, 2018, 11:26 AM

by AJ Siytangco

By Restituto Cayubit 

NAVAL, BILIRAN – The Department of Public Works and Highways-Biliran District Engineering Office (DPWH-BDEO) is implementing P371.5 million flood control projects in the province.

(MANILA BULLETIN)
(MANILA BULLETIN)

Engineer David P. Adongay Jr., DPWH- BDEO district engineer told the Manila Bulletin in an interview that his office has a total of 18 flood control projects this year amounting to P371.5 million under the flood management of the new approved plans and specifications for flood mitigation structures.

Adongay said that out of the 18 flood control projects, the district office has completed 13 and eyeing for the completion of 5 more for the next two months.

According to Adongay, the previous design of flood control is no longer the same as the design of the district office at present. “We have already an additional reinforcing bars on the revetment side designed to protect from flooding,” Adongay said.

Recalling tropical storm Urduja last year that badly hit almost the entire province, Adongay said the district’s new design of flood control projects have withstand against major flooding. “Based on our experience, yung mga bagong design hindi nasira nung’ Urdjua, pero depende rin sa river at lugar kasi merong lugar na binaha pero walang kasamang debris,” Adongay explained.

Adongay added that the goal of these flood control projects is to ensure safe environment through these facilities, leading economic growth toward poverty reduction. “As regards the completed flood control projects in the province, these are important infrastructure projects to the populace and community as their lives and properties are protected against major floods,” he said.

The completed flood control projects are located along the rivers of Bagongbong in Almeria, Busali and Santol in the Municipality of Biliran, Esperanza in Cabucgayan, Mainit, Mapula and Kaulangohan in Caibiran, Bool in Culaba, Madao, Tucdao and Ungali in Kawayan, Banlas in Maripipi, and Anas in Naval, the capital town.

 
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