implements additional flood control projects under 2018 fund
June 10, 2019
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) is implementing additional two flood
control projects under its 2018 fund. These flood control projects
are implemented at Brgy. Mapuyo in Kawayan town and Brgy. Busali in
District Engineer David P.
Adongay Jr. said that these projects are currently on-going with an
accomplishment of 50% and 20%, respectively as of May 31, 2019.
“The funds for the
additional flood control projects are late release of the 2018
budget under the local infrastructure program, hence also the late
in implementation” said Adongay.
According to Adongay,
these flood control projects were prioritized to protect the
community and agricultural products against flooding and damages.
“There is an urgent need
for the completion of these projects especially that it is already
rainy season,” said Adongay.
The P9.63M construction of
Busali Flood control project entails the construction of a
156-linear meter length on both sides of the river with a height of
3.5-meter. This project is target to be completed on June 30, 2019.
Meanwhile, the Mapuyo
Flood Control project entails the construction and reconstruction of
revetment structure with a total length of 192-linear meter on both
sides and a height of 3.5-meter with a contract cost of P14.46M.
This project is set to be completed on September 23, 2019.
Adongay revealed that the
portion of the existing flood control structure in Mapuyo river was
damaged during tropical storm “Urduja” in December 2017 due to the
impact of the washed out debris, thus the need for a reconstruction
of a 65-linear meter length on one side of the river.
Adongay said that with the
additional project, Biliran DEO now has a total of 62 projects
implemented under 2018 fund from only 60 projects.
Out of the 62 projects, 52
were already completed while 10 are on-going with an overall
accomplishment of 91.97% as of May 31, 2019.
On-going projects includes
four access roads leading to tourist destinations, one slope
protection project, one bypass road, one bridge widening, one
multipurpose building and two flood control projects.