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(L) Gandara River, Barangay Villahermosa Oriental, Pagsanghan, Samar and (R) Cagpaco Creek, Barangay Sigo, Calbayog City, Samar.

DPWH builds two flood control systems in Samar I

By CHENZI MAY D. UY
February 27, 2020

CALBAYOG CITY Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the construction of two flood control systems in the first district of Samar.

One is built along Gandara River in the adjacent portion of barangay Villahermosa Oriental, which is located in the municipality of Pagsanghan, Samar. The 260-linear-meter structure is made of reinforced concrete and steel sheet piles, costing around P39.2 million.

The specified area is known to be flood prone, hence the significance of the new structure. By keeping the area from being inundated in extreme rainfall events, the flood control structure ensures the safety of residential and agricultural properties located therein.

The other project comprises reinforced concrete structures on both sides of Cagpaco Creek, which runs across barangay Sigo in Calbayog City. Its scope covers a net length of 140 linear meters, amounting to P19.5 million.

The structures not only control flooding but also preserve the integrity of the existing bridge and barangay road that cross the creek.