DPWH completes 2.5-km anti-flood wall on Waras River in Camarines Sur

DPWH completes 2.5-km anti-flood wall on Waras River in Camarines Sur

Another important infrastructure has been completed under the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, through the efforts of the hardworking head of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)Secretary Mark Villar.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was able to complete more than two kilometers of flood-control structure that aims to protect residents near Waras River in Camarines Sur,just in time before the rainy season begins.

The flood control structure has the primary role of protecting the nearby communities against overflowing and flooding.

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The 2.5-kilometer river walls were constructed on critical sections of Waras River covering the municipalities of Sta. Elena and Sta. Lucia, which was frequently affected by flooding and overflowing or river during heavy monsoon rains and typhoons.

According to Villar, a total of P130 million was spent to complete the project.

It was during the tropicl depression “Usman” last December 2018 that vast areas of neighboring municipalities such as Nabua and Baao were submerged due to flooding, which was intensified by the overflowing of Waras River.

In order not to let that experience again to the residents, the DPWH ecretary pushed for the building of a wall that will protect residents near the river.

“Substantial investments in infrastructure are being made by the government to ensure that we prevent the damages of climate change to the lives and properties of our people especially in disaster-prone areas,” Villar said.

Villar told mediamen that there is a plan to extend the flood control project into neighboring municipalities traversing the Waras river, which will amount to an additional P36.2 million to finish the whole project.

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