May 1, 2016
BILIRAN – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) -Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) are now fast-tracking the completion of 12 flood control projects in Biliran before the start of the rainy season. According to District Engineer, David P. Adongay Jr., it is during the rainy season that flooding may likely occur.
As of April 30, 2016, out of the 12 flood control projects implemented under the 2016 Regular Infrastructure Program, 6 were already completed while remaining 6 are on-going.
The completed projects are the Mapula Flood Control along Biliran Circumferential Road, Caibiran, Biliran; Bagongbong Flood Control (Revetment) along Biliran Circumferential Road, Phase II, Almeria, Biliran; Bool Flood Control (Revetment) along Biliran Circumferential Road, Culaba, Biliran; Madao Flood Control Structures along Biliran Circumferential Road, Kawayan, Biliran; Tucdao Flood Control along Biliran Circumferential Road, Kawayan, Biliran; and Calambis Flood Control along Biliran Circumferential Road, Caibiran, Biliran.
Adongay said that they are availing the good weather condition to finish the construction of all flood control projects which has a total appropriation amount of P174 million. He also disclosed that the remaining 6 projects are target to be completed in the month of June, 2016.
To date, the Flood Control Projects has an overall project accomplishment of 66.40% which is high as compared to the target accomplishment of 60% for the month of April, 2016. The completion of the project will help protect the lives and properties of the residents nearby, the hectares of rice fields and at the same time protects the existing Bridges and National Roads within its vicinity.
Moreover, another 4 Revetment projects under the Local Infrastructure Program are already completed which are composed of the P5M Revetment in Sitio Cogon, Brgy. Calumpang, Naval, Biliran; P10M Revetment in Sitio Lomboy, Brgy. Calumpang, Naval, Biliran; P5M Revetment in Anas, Brgy. Agpangi, Naval, Biliran; and P5M Revetment in Anas, Brgy. Atipolo, Naval, Biliran.
Revetment is one type of flood control structure for protection of the riverbank from collapse brought about by erosion scouring and riverbed degradation.
Adongay added that the remaining projects are also being fast-tracked and were closely monitored to ensure quality of projects.