SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-La Union First District Engineering Office completed the flood control project recently along Tanqui-Biday-Carlatan waterways that will mitigate flooding within the community.
Esperanza Tinaza, regional public information officer of DPWH Ilocos, said “This development aims to enhance the safety of residents in Barangay Biday in San Fernando City, La Union and its neighboring areas, especially during periods of intense rainfall.”
“The DPWH remains steadfast in its commitment to constructing vital infrastructure capable of withstanding disaster to safeguard the general public from the potential impacts of natural calamities,” Tinaza said in an interview recently.
The project includes a 222.06 meter-long concrete dike and revetment.
With a total project cost of P30,370,180.00, the project was funded under the General Appropriation Act of 2023.
Underscoring the DPWH’s commitment to strengthening regional infrastructure for sustainable growth, the DPWH Ilocos, through its Pangasinan Fourth District Engineering Office, also finished this year a project to enhance travel convenience in the province of Pangasinan.
It completed the preventive maintenance on secondary roads asphalt overlay, which leads to the town of Mangaldan and on the other side to Tuliao, Sta. Barbara in Pangasinan.
Tinaza said, “This enhancement improves daily commutes, ensures seamless connectivity between towns and cities, and facilitates essential activities across sectors and services.”
The road project includes an asphalt overlay along a 4.984-kilometer section of the existing four-lane concrete road in Sta. Barbara town, which now offers commuters a notably smoother and more durable surface.
With a total project cost of P22,368,998.53, the project was funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2023. By April M. Montes-Bravo