P50-M flood control in Calbayog
ELENOR A. ANOLLADO
May 24, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) -Samar First District
Engineering Office (SFDEO) completes the construction of flood
control structures along Calbayog River (upstream) in Brgy.
The project covers the
construction of 336.57 meters of reinforced concrete river
protection works on steel sheet piles foundation. It is under
contract with B. Vicencio Construction with an appropriation of P50
million sourced out from the 2017 General Appropriations Act. It was
completed on October 13, 2017.
The flood control
structure mitigates the flooding caused by heavy rains and high
tides, benefitting the people of Brgys. Hamorawon, Payahan, Dagum
and adjacent barangays specifically those residing along the
“Ever since this flood
control project was completed, the river no longer overflows. We are
so happy for this project because there are no more floods. We are
so happy because before, we used boats to go to school and work but
with this project, we now use the pathways provided by the flood
control structure. It really has been a big help to our community,”
said PO1 Jessica Amor, a local residing near the river.