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Two flood controls erected to protect flood-prone areas in Calbayog City

Jibatang River flood control

By GISSELLE G. PARUNGAO
May 24, 2021

CALBAYOG CITY Two flood control structures drawn from the General Appropriations Act of 2020 are built along flood-prone areas said Samar First District Engineering Office.

A flood control structure is erected in Barangay Caybago along Jibatang River which spans 108 meters and a height of nine (9) meters. The scope of work covers a walkway and parapet with a height of 0.8 meters.

Likewise, another flood control structure is built in Barangay Bantian along Bantian Creek with a length of 204.55 linear meters with a height of 2.5 meters. A walkway of the same length is part of the scope of work which allows access for residents as passage or path for walking and a parapet of 0.8 meters.

These structures are made to protect the lives and properties living nearby as well as make it flood-resilient. This will also reduce or prevent the detrimental effect of flood waters.

Both structures have a total contract amount of P26.6 million. This will benefit more than 1,800 population living therein.