Inspectorate Team during their inspection of the recently
completed flood control structures along Jibatang River
(upstream), Brgy. Mag-Ubay, Calbayog City.
completes P150-M flood control structures in Calbayog
MAE ANGELICA R. COMOTA
October 25, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The
Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First District
Engineering Office (SFDEO) completes the construction of flood
control structures along Jibatang River in Calbayog City, Samar.
SFDEO implements five
flood control projects along Jibatang River benefiting barangays
Jose Roño, Mag-Ubay, and Capacuhan which are all situated along the
river’s primary stream network.
These projects cover the
construction of 1.197 kilometers of flood mitigation structures and
have a combined allocation of P153 million sourced from the 2018
General Appropriations Fund.
According to the flood
mapping conducted by UP Diliman and Visayas State University in
2017, recent typhoons have brought continuous torrential rains that
caused flood waters to rise up to two meters and above – directly
affecting the residents living within the river’s vicinity.
With the completion of
these projects, there will be better prevention of the occurrence of
catastrophic flood and a higher assurance of safety for the
residents and their properties.