DPWH completes P13.58-M Aklan River flood control structure

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) promptly delivered the completion of a P13.58-million revetment structure along Aklan River that acts as a barrier ensuring safety of Sitio Libuton in Barangay Bakhaw Norte, Kalibo, Aklan.

DPWH Aklan District Engineering Office (DEO) District Engineer Noel L. Fuentabella said that the newly-completed project included the construction of 116-linear meter long revetment wall built on steel sheet pile foundation measuring nine (9) meters high.

Reinforced concrete hexapods were also fabricated and installed at the revetment wall’s toe to prevent scouring and reduce the damage that wave impacts will cause the structure.

“About 2,000 residents in the community will be protected from flooding that poses harm to their properties, source of living, and most especially to themselves,” District Engineer Fuentabella said.

The project started construction in August 2019 and was completed on time in February 2020, few months before the rainy season begin.