Inspectorate Team of DPWH Samar I conducts a final
inspection of the flood control structures along Bantian
creek, Brgy. Bantian, Calbayog City.
control along Bantian Creek completed
JASON DELOS ANGELES
August 17, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – As
part of the Build Build Build Program of the present
administration, the Department of Public Works and Highways Samar
First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) completes the
rehabilitation and improvement of the flood control project along
Bantian Creek, Brgy. Bantian, Calbayog City.
The project covers the
construction of 96 meters of flood mitigating structures in addition
to the already existing flood control project along the creek. It is
under contract with JFR Construction with an appreciation of P10
million sourced out from the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA)
The flooding in Brgy.
Bantian brought about by the monsoon rain affects so much of their
residents’ properties. During the last flood, their barangay hall
got flooded and even elevated houses were not spared.
The existing flood control
project can no longer accommodate the volume of water overflow
caused by heavy rainfall, especially during typhoon season. It also
worsened during high tides because the creek is connected to Samar
The rehabilitation and
improvement of this flood control project has a widened catchment
that can now accommodate an even higher volume of water capacity.
With this, flooding is not
only mitigated but prevented.