The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a new slope protection structure along Abacan River in Angeles City, Pampanga to protect lives and properties against flooding.
According to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, the 465-meter slope protection will prevent scouring along the riverbank that damages crops and properties on the low-lying plains of Barangays Pandan and Capaya in Angeles City.
“This newly-constructed project is aimed to provide stability and protection against landslide and flooding especially such as the most recent typhoons that caused overflowing of the water tributaries in Pampanga,” said Secretary Villar.
In his report to Secretary Villar, DPWH Pampanga Third District Engineer Tito Jesus T. Salvador said that the P49-million project funded under the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA) covered the construction of a slope protection with steel sheet pile foundation to prevent river obstruction from landslide, rockslides, and flooding.
“By constructing flood control structures like this all over the country, we hope to protect lives and mitigate damage to properties, so we can focus on economic development”, added Secretary Villar.