MANILA, June 21 (PNA) -- Construction of the Iloilo Flood Control project in Western Visayas Region is now substantially complete ahead of anticipated schedule.
In a report to Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson, project director Patrick Gatan said the flood control project is 96.31 percent complete as against target accomplishment of 95.70 percent for the construction of Jaro Floodway and Improvement of Tigum and Aganan Rivers in Iloilo City.
Undersecretary Rafael Yabut said the project, which costs P2.22 billion, started in April 2006 and is scheduled to be completed in December.“The project which is mainly composed of river improvement and construction of floodways aims to create more sustainable urban community and provide safer, more pleasant living condition for people in the urban area of Iloilo City,” Gatan said.
The project includes the construction of Jaro Floodway, improvement of Tigum River, improvement of Aganan River, and construction of six bridges.The Jaro Floodway and La Paz Floodway are employed to divert the excess flood discharge of Jaro River towards the Iloilo Strait.
Ongoing works include the construction of Pagsangaan Bridge in Pavia, revetment works at Tigum River (Tigum River Improvement); construction of Anilao Bridge in Pavia, revetment works at Barangay Amparo, Pavia (Aganan River Improvement); and dike embankment at Barangay Hinactacan, Lapaz.