CABANATUAN CITY — Department of Public Works and Highways has completed two flood control projects in Nueva Ecija.
Implemented by Nueva Ecija 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO), the infrastructures are located in Burgos, San Leonardo town and Callos, Peñaranda town.
District Engineer Elpidio Trinidad said the projects were funded under the 2022 General Appropriations Act.
They have a combined length of 636.8 lineal meters and project cost of P95.96 million.
“These structures were built along the Peñaranda River which flows down the upper Pampanga River, and we are aware that these river systems greatly contribute to severe flooding in these areas, the reason why we continue to help the communities along the river become more resilient to future floods,” he explained.
Nueva Ecija 2nd DEO is fast tracking the implementation of flood control projects before the rainy season arrives.
“The timely completion of flood mitigation structures will give our stakeholders living along the river protection against possible flooding, and at the same time these can accommodate the high amounts of water flowing in the river during heavy rains and prevent overflowing,” Trinidad said. (CLJD/CCN-PIA 3)