completed flood control structure in Capacuhan, Calbayog
CHENZI MAY D. UY
January 7, 2020
CALBAYOG CITY – The
Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First District
Engineering Office has completed second-phase construction of a
flood control structure along Jibatang River in Barangay Capacuhan,
Calbayog City, Samar.
The project covers the
construction of a 240-meter concrete structure with slope protection
consisting of hand-laid riprap and steel sheet piles. The structure
was built on the riverbank along the Calbayog-Catarman Road, where
it will serve as protection against flooding and soil erosion.
The P35-million project in
Capacuhan was accomplished on October 28, ahead of its target
completion date of November 8, 2019.
The importance of flood
control projects is highlighted particularly around this time of the
year, when stronger and more frequent typhoons enter the country. It
can be recalled that, last December 2018, typhoon Usman flooded and
ravaged the homes and properties of people residing near the rivers.
Hence, DPWH is fast-tracking flood management projects to improve
the disaster resiliency and safety of villages near river streams.