RDC-X backs funding request for 3 flood control projects


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 27 (PIA)–To mitigate the risks brought about by flood disasters, the Regional Development Council (RDC)-X endorsed the request for funding by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for flood control projects of Mandulog River, Palilan River, and Cabulig River.

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The Regional Development Council (RDC)-X endorses the request for funding by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the flood control projects of Mandulog River, Palilan River, and Cabulig River during its 116th Full Council Meeting. The projects aim to mitigate the risks brought about by flood disasters. (PIA/Cagayan de Oro)

The Mandulog River Flood Control Project in Iligan City aims to strengthen the resilience of communities to climate change and other hydro-meteorological hazards by mitigating flood risk and eliminating urban flooding along the catchment of the Mandulog River.

With an estimated cost of Php1.59 billion, the project involves the construction of additional flood structures and levees that are supplementary to the existing levees along the Mandulog River that can protect the area from a 100-year old flood.

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On the other hand, the Palilan River Flood Control Project in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental involves installation of levees, flood walls, U-ditches, and floodgates which would prevent river overflowing and riverbank erosions during intense flood flow. It is estimated to cost Php796.8 million which includes the direct and indirect costs and right of way acquisition.

It was cited that without this project, around 40 percent of the population in Jimenez will be directly affected by flooding either due to storm surge or river overflowing.

The Cabulig River Flood Control Project, meanwhile, involves the heightening of elevation of Cabulig 1 Bridge, construction of flood walls and dikes, and bridge construction in lower Jasaan and San Nicolas. The total estimated cost of the project is Php462 million. (APB/PIA10)

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