DPWH: P77 million flood control project completed in Zambales town
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — The construction of a 374-linear-meter flood control structure in nearby Castillejos town has already been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
In a statement on Thursday, July 21, the DPWH said the meter revetment wall on a steel sheet pile foundation was built in the Looc Section of the Pamatawan River.
According to Zambales 2nd District Engineer Rosbe Dizon, the newly constructed flood mitigation structure is connected to the existing concrete slope protection along the Pamatawan River.
“We know that ‘habagat’ (southwest monsoon) rains could raise water levels in major waterways in the province, such as the Pamatawan River, and could cause severe flooding, so we hope this flood control project will provide additional protection to residents, especially those living in low-lying areas,” Dizon said.
The P77-million project was funded under the 2022 General Appropriations Act and was completed ahead of schedule.
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