DPWH completes flood mitigation projects in Pangasinan

MANILA Residents of low-lying barangays of Tayug, Pangasinan near the Agno River are now less susceptible to flooding with the completion of two flood mitigation projects worth PHP27.9 million, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Friday.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the construction of dikes in barangays Agno and Barangobong Magallanes have been completed ahead of its set completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The projects, which were completed last month include the 526-meter protection wall along Agno River, was constructed in Barangay Agno, Tayug, with a total cost of PHP18.6 million.

The 312-meter dike with protection works was built in Barangay Barangobong Magallanes, amounting to PHP9.3 million.

DPWH is committed to building more flood control structures nationwide as a mitigation measure aimed to protect citizens and properties especially with the intensifying impacts of climate change, Villar said in a statement.

The multi-million undertakings were successfully delivered to completion by DPWH Pangasinan Third District Engineering Office (DEO).

The undertakings involve the construction of flood control structure with slope protection, gabions, and mattresses to prevent erosion of soil and prevent flooding in the area.

The DPWH added that the flood mitigation projects were funded under the 2019 General Appropriations Act. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency