Caraycaray Flood Control (Phase 3) in Naval, Biliran with a
contract amount of P19M.
completes Caraycaray flood control (Phase 3)
November 23, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
The newly completed construction/ extension of flood control
structure (Phase 3) along Caraycaray River is designed to protect
the existing Caraycaray Bridge, the bridge detour and the National
Road nearby subjected to heavy floods during rainy days.
Caraycaray Bridge is an
essential bridge because it is the only shorter access in going to
Mainland Leyte and in going to the only Provincial Hospital from the
eastern part of the island.
Under 2018 implementation,
the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) completes Phase 3I of the flood control
structure along Caraycaray River which involves the construction of
240-meter revetment structure with reinforced concrete facing and a
reinforced concrete foundation amounting to P19M.
This project was
prioritized to continue the construction of flood control structure
along Caraycaray River which was completed in 2016 (Phase 1) and
2017 (Phase 2).
Meanwhile, the district
office is also prioritizing the reconstruction of the washed out
flood control structure along Caraycaray River caused by Tropical
Storm (TS) Urduja on December 15-16, 2017.
The project involves the
construction of 266 meter revetment structure with an amount of P30M
to be implemented in 2019. Preliminary and Detailed Engineering
Activity for this project is still on-going.
David P. Adongay Jr. said
that district’s new design of flood control projects have withstand
against major flooding during TS Urduja.
“We have already an
additional reinforcing bars on the face of the revetment designed to
withstand the impact heavy current of flood water,” Adongay said.
He added that the previous
design of flood control is no longer the same as the design of the
district office at present, hence assures quality implementation for
flood control projects in Biliran.