DPWH completes 2 flood control structures in Samar

Friday, March 8, 2019

Two (2) flood control structures that will protect lives and properties from the abrupt rising of water along Tinambacan River, Calbayog City, Samar were completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

According to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, the two (2) flood control structures with a total allocation of P90-million were constructed at the upstream portion of the river in Barangay Tinambacan Sur, Calbayog City which include the 145 lineal meters revetment complemented by a 33-lineal meter drainage and a 634-lineal meter structure on the other riverbank side.

During heavy rains, the river overflows and causes flood to inundate the low-lying areas in the barangay which can rise from 1.6 up to 3.2 feet above ground.

“This project is vital as residents and their properties of flood-prone area are now protected,” said Secretary Villar.

Prior to the completion of the project, the local government unit in Barangay Tinambacan Sur had to construct a raised footbridge for the locals’ use.