P55-M flood control project in Barotac Viejo completed

The 450.58-lineal meter river control project along Barotac Viejo River in Brgy. Poblacion Ilawod in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo. (Photo by
DPWH’s Iloilo Third District Engineering Office)

The construction of the P55-million flood control project in Barotac Viejo has already been completed.

Engineer Flordelis C. Enriquez, head of the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) Iloilo Third District Engineering Office, said the 450.58-lineal meter flood control project along Barotac Viejo River Brgy. Poblacion Ilawod was funded under their FY 2018 Regular Infrastructure Program.

The project involves the construction of 450.58-lineal meter river control, including slope protection, drainage and dike trail.

Enriquez said the project is “very helpful especially to the flood-prone barangays of Poblacion and Natividad in the preservation of their lives, properties and livelihood.”

The trail in the dike, according to him, can be used for biking, jogging and walking. It is also used as access road going to the shoreline of Visayan Sea.

Meanwhile, Enriquez said they are currently undertaking the construction of river control project, also along Barotac Viejo River, in the barangay of San Lucas, Poblacion and Natividad.

For this year, the district has allotted P136 million for the construction of additional flood control project in Brgy. Natividad and Brgy. Poblacion Ilawod.IMT