By 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.