A new flood control structure has been constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) along the Lamut River in Ifugao Province in an effort to prevent damage to agricultural lands.
According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, the new Lamut Flood Control involved construction of a 386-meter concrete wall along the body of water recognized as the cleanest river by DENR in 2019.
“The Lamut River is recognized by DENR as the Philippines’ cleanest river in 2019.”
“Aside from the need to preserve the beauty of this river, this project aims to protect lives, properties, and crops during the rainy season,” Villar stressed.
The public works chief commended DPWH Ifugao First District Engineering Office for the timely completion of the P26.8-million project funded under the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA) despite the restrictions brought by the pandemic.
“With the completion of infrastructure projects in Ifugao, we are hoping to support agricultural production and further boost the economy of this developing province,” the public works head concluded.