DPWH Completes Revetment Wall in Manapla, Negros Occidental

A newly-completed flood control project by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) now shields coastal communities in Manapla, Negros Occidental.

According to DPWH Region 6 Director Nerie D. Bueno, the new structure in Barangay Punta Mesa will prevent erosion along river banks and roads in the coastal barangay and its neighboring communities.

“The revetment wall will safeguard the lives, properties, and livelihoods of approximately 8,000 residents which are surrounded by different bodies of water including the Guimaras Strait,” Director Bueno said.

Undertaken by DPWH Negros Occidental 1st District Engineering Office, scope of works on the P44.9 million revetment wall project include the construction of a 1.16-kilometer, 3-meter high stone masonry structure along Dapdap River.

“The completion of this project is a testament to our commitment to ensure that people who live near rivers, creeks, and other bodies of water are protected from the effects of potential flooding, erosion or water overflow,” added Director Bueno.

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