Residents along coastal areas in Cagayan will soon benefit from the three (3) major flood control structures being constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Based on a report submitted to Secretary Mark A. Villar by DPWH Cagayan 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO), a 393-lineal meters flood control structures will be constructed in the Municipality of Lasam particularly the Cagayan State University – Lasam Flood Control along Kikkinig River and Cagayan River Flood Control in the barangays of Aggunetan and Calao Sur.
“We deem these developments imperative in order to prevent flood-related casualties and even destruction to properties and livelihood in the occurrence of flashfloods brought by typhoons and heavy rains,” said Secretary Villar.
“Aside from serving as the communities’ first line of defense against the overflowing of water from the river, the project will also encourage locals to engage in recreational and outdoor activities,” added Secretary Villar.
The P25-million project is part of the Build, Build, Build program with funding under the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA).