The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has constructed a flood control structure along the Digmala River in the Municipality of Bongabon, Nueva Ecija to protect residential areas and farmlands from threats of inundation.
DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan, based on submitted reports from DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller Tolentino, said that the flood mitigation structure in Barangay Ariendo in Bongabon town has a total length of 719.2 lineal meters.
“The flood mitigation structure in Barangay Ariendo in Bongabon town has a total length of 719.2 lineal meters.”
“The structure now serves as the first line of defense against overflowing of the river bank for the nearly 2,000 residents in Barangay Ariendo, which is one of Bongabon’s thriving onion production areas,” Bonoan said.
Through the completed structure, local farmers are expected to see a boost in their agricultural productivity.
The construction of the flood protection structure was implemented by the DPWH Nueva Ecija Second District Engineering Office (DEO) in the amount of P82 million sourced from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2022.