Two river control projects completed in Cagayan de Oro
Two river control projects have been completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that will benefit residents of two low-lying barangays in Cagayan de Oro City.
The first completed project is the slope protection along Cagayan de Oro River in Upper Balulang Section amounting to P75 million.
It was designed to reduce flood risks and hazards by improving the river bank stability and river capacity.
The Upper Balulang Flood Control Project covered the construction of a 145.9-meter revetment wall that stands 10 meters.
On the other hand, Iponan River Control Project along the downstream portion of Pagatpat Bridge involved the construction of a 127.20-meter river wall inclusive of a 10-meter steel sheet pile foundation, box culvert end protection, drainage, and gabions.
The completion of the P45-million Pagatpat flood control structure will mitigate land mass deterioration and protect the existing Pagatpat Bridge and its detour.
Tourism boost expected with better road to Bataan National Park
More tourists are expected to visit Mt. Natib in Orani, Bataan with the ongoing improvement of an access road leading to the famous hiking destination.
As the country’s tourism is slowly easing to normal to aid national recovery, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is also fast-tracking the concreting of the Mulawin-Tala Road going to Bataan National Park.
The P96.5 million 3.3-kilometer access road leading to Mt. Natib is now 80% complete and is target for completion by April of this year.
DPWH built 73-km road in Cagayan Valley Region
The Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office 2 and its District Engineering Offices were able to accomplish the construction, improvement and rehabilitation of a total of 73.65 kilometers of national, secondary, and tertiary roads under its 2020 Infrastructure Program.
Based on submitted report to Secretary Mark A. Villar by DPWH Regional Office 2 OIC Director Loreta M. Malaluan, the completed road projects with combined cost of P2.68 billion are composed of 21.18 kilometers of national road, 19.87 kilometers of secondary road, and 32.60 kilometers of tertiary road.
Villar said that these new and improved roads are providing socio-economic impact in the Region by facilitating faster, safer, and easier access of locals to health, education, tourism, government, and social services.
Aside from road projects, DPWH Region 2 implemented the construction, improvement and rehabilitation of 425.4 lineal meters of bridges and a total of 40 flood-control structures which include dikes, seawalls, river control, revetment, river walls, and drainages mains.
Also undertaken in Cagayan Valley Region were 34.74 kilometers of tourism road improvement projects under Tourism Road Infrastructure Program amounting to P821.51 Million; 28.56 kilometers of Roads Leveraging Linkages of Industry and Trade (ROLL IT) amounting to P935.55 Million; 19.85 kilometers of farm-to-market roads amounting to P241.62 Million; 11 school building projects with 33 classrooms costing P94.86 Million, seven (7) disaster-related rehabilitation projects costing P28.96 Million; and four (4) Tatag ng Imprastruktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad (TIKAS) costing P54.27 Million.
Under the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA), DPWH Regional Office 2 received an allocation of P15.23 Billion for a total of 1,076 projects that are composed of 151 roads projects, 47 bridge projects, 80 flood-control projects, and 798 other infrastructures.