FLOOD MITIGATION STRUCTURE. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of two flood mitigation projects in Floridablanca, Pampanga in time for the rainy season. Since 2020, the DPWH has been implementing projects that will curb flooding along Floridablanca’s major river systems. (Photo courtesy of DPWH-3)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed two flood mitigation projects in Floridablanca town.

With a total cost of PHP48.8 million, the DPWH-Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office finished the construction of the 124-linear meter revetment wall in the section of Porac river in Barangay Valdez, and the 347.52-linear meter slope protection project along Santol Creek in Barangay San Jose.

District Engineer Gregorio Audea Jr. said on Wednesday the DPWH continues to build flood mitigation structures along the Porac River, one of the active channels that traverse the town of Floridablanca.

“Since 2020, the DPWH has been implementing projects that will mitigate flooding along Floridablanca’s major river systems by building flood control structures deemed important for residents,” Audea said in a statement.

He said another segment adjoining these structures is under construction and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of this year.

Valdez and San Jose are among the villages in Floridablanca that have usually been badly hit by floods during the rainy season. (PNA)