DPWH Completes River Control Project in Rizal, Palawan

Friday, December 4, 2020

A 1-kilometer revetment structure was recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to prevent the overflow and flooding along Iraan River in the town of Rizal, Palawan.

“This river structure will block the overflow of Iraan River during rainy and typhoon season, protecting residential and agricultural land in the area,” said DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar.

According to Secretary Villar, the project which is among the major flood-control projects implemented by the DPWH Palawan 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) in the southern part of Palawan amounting to P552.37 Million was completed in October 2020 and now serves residents of Barangay Iraan.

“Aside from the completed in Barangay Iraan, we are building more of these concrete structures along identified flood-prone riversides of southern Palawan,” added Secretary Villar.

Secretary Villar identified the following major flood-control projects of DPWH Palawan 2nd DEO: 2.73-kilometer Tigaplan River Flood-control Structure in Brook’s Point completed last November 2020, ongoing 2.12-kilometer Malatgao River Flood Control Structure in Malatgao Narra, 2.78-kilometer Batang-Batang River Flood Control Structure in Narra, and the 740-meter Malambunga River Flood Control Structure in Rizal, Palawan that will be completed early 2021.