To spare residents and properties from the dangers of flood, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be constructing a retaining wall along Tinambacan River in Calbayog City, Samar.
In his report to Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Office (DEO) Chief Alvin A. Ignacio said an P80-million flood control project measuring 634 lineal meters will be constructed this year to help decrease water levels rising in the low-lying areas of the city brought by overflowing of Tinambacan River.
“It is our priority to protect lives and properties which are greatly affected by the occurrences of flood due to continuous heavy rains during typhoon season. With the construction of retaining walls, we prevent flood water from affecting residential communities,” said Engr. Ignacio.
The project along Tinambacan River is one of the two (2) major flood control projects to be carried along major river channels of Calbayog City this year. The other project will be constructed along Jibatang River with budget amounting to P71-million.
DPWH Samar First DEO is tasked to implement a total of P671 million Flood Control projects this year. This is P151 million higher than the P520 million budget last year.