Dredging of Pampanga River 43% done-A A +A
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Monday that the P50 million dredging of the rivers in Pampanga Pasac-Delta is 43 percent finished.
The project involves Pampanga Pasac-Delta's 2,500 linear meters, completing at least 700 linear meters since the project started.
Dredging will increase the drainage efficiency of the rivers in Pasac Delta, thereby allowing the free flow of water from the upstream toward the sea and not to overflow in the thickly populated areas, including the City of San Fernando.
The flood control measures will also reduce the duration, extent and depth of flooding in the event that heavy rainfall occurs in the area.
Governor Lilia Pineda was briefed by DPWH engineers on the update of the dredging project. The governor called for the meeting to make sure that everything is in place before the rainy days.
Meanwhile, the dredging of Pampanga Delta’s 1,750 linear meters located at the mouth of Pampanga Bay amounting to some P23 million is 41 percent (700 meters) complete.
In the third district, the construction of the slope protection in Barangay Cupang, Arayat town has been approved. The project amounting to P124 million was awarded to LR Tiqui construction.
In the second district, some P9.4 million has been released by the DPWH for the steel sheet piling and construction of slope protection of the Caulaman River dike.
Lita Manalo said the rehabilitation of the Caulaman river dike is part of the Bataan Flood Control project. (Herbert P. Mapiles)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 13, 2013.