NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, N. Samar– The Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-NSSDEO) has completed the construction of the Palapag Flood Control Structure and Drainage System, Palapag River Basin, Palapag, Northern Samar, and now has fortified the riverbank against future inflowing tide.

The DPWH allocated P57.5 million from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2023 for the project covering the construction of 255 lineal meters flood control structure (structural concrete revetment on steel sheet piles): a. Sta. 000+270 – Sta. 000+525. This project is under contract with MCU Construction with direct supervision of Engineer Carlos Paulo G. Perfecto as Project Engineer.

A flood control project is required as a protective measure to ensure that the deterioration and probable disturbances caused by flooding are prevented or minimized. Moreover, this project is designed to protect the lives, abode, and properties of those who reside in the lowlands.

“Sadto san waray pa ine nga project, sa evacuation gud pirme amon dalagan kay puro amon balay gin aapu, wakay, gin aanod, an amon mga pananom nagkakatumba.

Pagkahuman sa baha, pag-uuli namo saam balay, masighot, apu, wakay. Nagpapasalamat kami sine nga project sa Gobyerno tumikang san DPWH nga maupay na didi amon kamutangan nga dire na urog sin pagbaha”, said Antonio Bello, a resident near the project.

Through the collaboration of the people behind this project, it was completed ahead of its schedule. NSSDEO aims for flood control projects to help communities along the river become more resilient, and to create more flood-free municipalities in the future.