Residents of two river channels in Pampanga will now have additional shield from flashflood with the completion of two slope protection structures in two barangays in Floridablanca town.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Manuel M. Bonoan said the two projects are located along Porac River in Barangay Valdez and Santol Creek in Barangay San Jose.
Bonoan said the project improved an old earth dike along the Barangay Valdez section of Porac River with revetment wall measuring 124 lineal meters in length. The project cost P19.59-million.
On the other hand, the newly-built Barangay Valdez revetment wall is an addition to the 85.77-lineal-meter slope protection in the area built in 2021.
"Also along Porac River in Barangay Valdez, an ongoing construction of a 346-lineal-meter segment of flood control structure adjoining the existing slope protections is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of this year," said Bonoan.
Meanwhile, DPWH Pampanga 2nd DEO also completed a 347.52-lineal-meter slope protection in Barangay San Jose section of Santol Creek worth P29.3 million.
The existing, newly-completed, and underway flood control structures along Floridablanca’s major river system ensure the protection of residents’ lives and properties against inundation come rainy season.