NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, N. Samar– The inhabitants and properties along the Bantayan Bay, San Roque, Northern Samar is now guaranteed and protected against potential sea-level surge caused by destructive forces where the area is vulnerable to typhoons or other natural factors.

As an infrastructure arm of the government, the Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar 2nd District Engineering Office spearheaded by District Engineer Charlito S. Carlobos and OIC-Assistant District Engineer Atty. Arthur Eric L. Sabong has completed another coastal protection project with a contract amount of P50,411,055 contracted under CDU Construction.

Furthermore, this seawall project was funded under General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2023 with a Contract ID No. 23II0017, intended to utilize RC piles to strengthen the shoreline stability and to reduce settlement at the site.

The construction of 320.00 meters seawall plays a crucial role in enhancing the community’s resilience to climate change impacts. They provide a barrier against storm surge flooding and contribute to the overall adaptation and mitigation efforts.
This coastal protection project provides numerous benefits beyond preservation coastlines. The economic success and community resilience was the consideration for a unique characteristic and desires of each coastal area.

On the other hand, this project supervised and monitored by Project Engineer Filoteo T. Delorino together with Project Inspector Engr. Ma. Luzyl P. Castillo and Resident Engineer Florando Emilio O. Moscare, while Engr. Justino E. Serafin, Jr., for the materials quality assurance of the project.

The completion of this project has a huge impact to the coastal residents and properties nearby preventing the loss of valuable land and infrastructure. Subsequently, the locality is likely promoting local tourism and has the potential to intensify the economic stability of the community.