The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a seawall project that now protects the coastal town of Banganga, Davao Oriental.
In his report to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH Davao Oriental 1st District Engineer Cirilo M. Lasaca said that a 326-meter seawall was recently completed as a coastal defense of the town which is facing the Pacific Coast and is exposed to risks of high tides and waves.
For the past years, erosion and denudation of the town’s shoreline has been observed and raging waves have destroyed homes, local roads and other infrastructure in the area.
“With a height of 6.6 meters, the structure will ensure safety and strengthen resiliency during typhoons and Amihan season especially that major infrastructure of the town such as schools, health center and hospital are located in the area,” said DE Lasaca.
The P48.96 Million seawall also includes 1,539 hexapods for prevention against wave abrasion, 57 reinforced concrete pipe culvert (RCPC) and a 20.62-meter ramp/slipway for the boats to be moved to and from the water.
“Natural calamities may be inevitable, but we could create ways to prevent further damage to human lives and properties. Indeed, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” added DE Lasaca.