Infra project prevents flooding in farmlands along Talavera River
A 295-meter flood control structure along Talavera River has finished construction in San Jose City in Nueva Ecija, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Located in Barangay Sibut, the project was implemented by Nueva Ecija’s first district engineering office, a Philippine Information Agency report said.
The infrastructure project is seen preventing water from entering farmlands and residential areas, the report added.
OIC-District Engineer Armando Manabat said the project was implemented to ensure that flood damages to crops and properties in the area are kept to a bare minimum.
The P44-million project was funded under the 2022 General Appropriations Act.
“The project also includes the construction of a concrete protection wall with a steel sheet pile foundation, and spur dikes that will help divert floodwaters away from the river banks,” Manabat said.
The PIA report said construction began in February and was completed ahead of schedule.
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