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DPWH BEGINS BREAKWATER PROJECT IN SORSOGON

The Department of Public Works and Highways is undertaking the construction and maintenance of the Bacon Boulevard Breakwater Structure in Barangay Poblacion, Sorsogon City.

In a report to DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan, Regional Office 5 Director Virgilio Eduarte said that the ongoing structure involves the construction of a 615.28-linear breakwater structure.

“The ongoing structure involves the construction of a 615.28-linear breakwater structure.”

The project consists of four contract packages: Packages 1 and 2 with a combined length of 286.78 linear meters, completed in November 2021.

Packages 3 and 4 will have a combined length of 328.5 linear meters, still underway.

The project allocation for Packages 1 and 2 is at ₱67.5 million and Packages 3 and 4 are at ₱93.5 million, respectively.

“When fully completed, the breakwater will act as the first line of defense to safeguard the residents of Barangay Poblacion from coastal flooding and storm surges during inclement weather,” Eduarte said.

“The flood mitigation structure also reduces coastal erosion and provides safe mooring and berthing for fishing vessels.”

He added that aside from protecting the residential area, the flood mitigation structure also reduces coastal erosion and provides safe mooring and berthing for fishing vessels.

Implemented by DPWH Sorsogon First District Engineering Office, the project is set to be completed by December 2022.

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