7 flood-mitigation projects in Zamboanga del Sur completed

By Betheena Unite

Seven flood-mitigation projects have been completed in flood-prone municipalities in Zamboanga del Sur, the Department of Public Works and Highways said.

The flood mitigation projects intended to protect residents of the seven flood-prone areas were located in Zamboanga del Sur, namely: Dumingag, Labangan, Mahayag, Midsalip, Molave, Ramon Magsaysay, and Tambulig.

A total of P137 million was spent to complete the projects, according to DPWH-Regional Office 9 Regional Director Cayamombao Dia.

The completed projects are the 503-lineal meter flood control mitigation structure on steel sheet foundation of Salug Daku Flood Control in Mahayag, costing P37.2 million; the 284-linear meter flood control structure along Dipolo River in Barangay Katipunan, Ramon Magsaysay, costing P18.62 million; and the 110-linear meter structure of Lantian Flood Control in Labangan, costing P9.3 million.

Moreover, in the municipality of Dumingag, a flood control structure was also constructed at the 204-lineal meter lower landing bridge (downstream) along Mahayag-Dumingag Road in Dumingag, worth P23.64 million; and the 96-linear meter Dipolo Flood Control in Barangay Kapalaran, Tambulig, worth P18.72 million.

Also completed were the 168-linear meter Guinabot Flood Control in the municipality of Midsalip, with a total cost of P18.68-million; and the 81.2-linear meter Dipolo Gamay Flood Control at Dipolo Gamay Bridge in Molave, with a total cost of P9.3 million.

Meanwhile, Dia said another 14 on-going flood mitigation projects in the province are expected to be completed this year.