DPWH completes P48.9M flood shield structure in Pampanga

Published January 24, 2023, 9:15 AM

by Chito Chavez

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Tuesday, Jan. 24, that its recently-completed P48.9 million flood control structure along Porac River will safeguard the communities in the municipality of Porac, Pampanga from heavy flooding.

In a report to DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan, DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller A. Tolentino said that a 445-lineal meter flood control structure in Barangay Hacienda Dolores will serve as a protective wall in the flood-prone areas of the town.

Tolentino explained that the structure simultaneously prevents the river from overflowing while avoiding riverbank soil erosion.

He also noted that local farmers will also benefit from the flood control structure as it secures the nearby agricultural fields from the overflowing river during typhoons and heavy rains.

The DPWH Pampanga Second District Engineering Office (DEO) implemented the flood control structure with funds under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2022. (Chito A. Chavez)