CALBAYOG CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) completes the construction of flood control structures along Calbayog River (Upstream) in Barangay Hamorawon.
The project covers the construction of 336.57 meters of reinforced concrete river protection works on steel sheet piles foundation. It is under contract with B. Vicencio Construction with an appropriation of P50 million sourced out from the 2017 General Appropriations Act. It was completed on October 13, 2017.
The flood control structure mitigates the flooding caused by heavy rains and high tides, benefitting the people of the villages of Hamorawon, Payahan, Dagum and adjacent barangays specifically those residing along the Calbayog River.
“Ever since this flood control project was completed, the river no longer overflows. We are so happy for this project because there are no more floods. We are so happy because before, we used boats to go to school and work but with this project, we now use the pathways provided by the flood control structure. It really has been a big help to our community,” said PO1 Jessica Amor, a local residing near the river.