CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Residents in the municipality of Camiling, Tarlac province will no longer have to worry about flooding during the rainy season.
Two flood control structures were completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the town which is one of the places in the province identified by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council as flood-prone.
Tarlac 1st District Engineer Erelina B. Santos said on Thursday the recurring flooding not only affects the lives and properties of the residents but also often discourages long-term investments.
“Camiling is considered as one of the fastest-growing towns of the province but is also one of the areas in Tarlac that is prone to flooding. Out of its 61 barangays, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Regional Office III has tagged 22 barangays with high susceptibility to flooding, and by constructing flood control structures, this may help in preventing any negative socio-economic impacts of floods such as loss of lives, property, and livelihood,” Santos said in an official social media post.
She said the PHP98-million flood projects’ Phase I and II have a total net length of 459 meters and were completed earlier than planned to ensure that Camiling will now be less susceptible to flooding during rainy days.
“This project intends to protect the riverbank from scouring and erosion as well as to protect the national road from damage and flooding. It will also ensure the continuity of economic and social activities in the community,” Santos said. (PNA)