As part of the department’s nationwide flood mitigation initiatives, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar announced the recent completion of six flood control structures in Sarangani Province.
Built along low-lying areas of Kalaong River and Upo River in Maitum, Glan River and Big Margus River in Glan, Lun Padidu River in Malapatan, and Tinagacan River in Malungon, these flood control structures will provide protection to residents who frequently experience heavy flooding during strong typhoons.
Secretary Villar further said that the Department is working on more flood control projects in the coastal province that are all targeted to finish construction before the year ends.
“It is always better to come prepared for storms and torrential rains that cause waterways to overflow. At present, we are fast-tracking the completion of 11 more flood control structures for the protection of the people in the municipalities of Alabel, Malungon, Kiamba, Maitum, Malapatan and Maasim,” Villar added.
Implementation of these projects has a total funding of P300 million from the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and implemented by DPWH Sarangani District Engineering Office (DEO).