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P122-M flood control project in Isabela town completed

Govt. Philippines
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By Merlito G. Edale, Jr.

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, Jan. 24 (PIA) – The Department of Public Works and Highways-3rd Isabela District Engineering Office (DPWH-3rd DEO) has completed the P122 million Magat River flood control project in San Mateo, Isabela.

DPWH 3rd DEO head Engr. Editha Babaran said residents living in the low-lying areas of Barangay San Roque, San Mateo, Isabela are now protected from flashfloods.

She said the project is designed to minimize the adverse effects of water overflow from Magat River during heavy rains which threatens to destroy farmlands in the area.

“The flood control structure started its construction in June 2019 and completed in December 2019 with a length of 840-lineal meter rubble concrete and revetment on steel sheet piles,” Babaran said.

She added that the structure is also built with hexapods to help strengthen and maintain the durability and sturdiness along Magat River in San Mateo, Isabela. (ALM/MGE/PIA-2/Isabela)