Residents of coastal Barangay Punta in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte are now protected against big waves, storm surge, soil erosion, and flooding after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed the rehabilitation of a damaged seawall.
Citing reports from DPWH Region 13 Director Pol Delos Santos, Secretary Mark Villar explained that repair was necessary inasmuch as the old seawall has suffered damage and degradation over the years.
“Its height could no longer protect against overflow and big waves.”
“Its height could no longer protect against overflow and big waves from sweeping light material houses along the shore especially during heavy rains,” Villar added.
Reconstruction of the seawall was made with sheet pile and wave deflector with 3-meter width road concreting and installation of solar street lights.
The P102.8-million project was implemented by DPWH Regional Office 13.
The new seawall also offers a venue for recreation and fitness activities for locals and visitors while enjoying a picturesque view of the sunrise and sunset.
Punta residents have expressed gratitude for the protection that the seawall has brought, especially since Punta is a coastal barangay and highly vulnerable to the detrimental effects of flooding.