HAZARD to properties, as well as businesses, are now avoided with the recently-completed flood-control mitigation structure in Barangay Poblacion, Valencia City, Bukidnon.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the P96-million flood-control project is a part of the long-term flood risk management measures near Pulangi River, providing a sense of security to the locals.

The newly-built 410-meter riverwall stretches along Pulangi River located at Purok 17A has a width of 17 meters and an elevation up to 5 meters from lowest ground level to prevent the overflowing of river waters.

“The areas near Pulangi River, considered a major tributary of Mindanao, are susceptible to flooding including residential and agricultural lands. The construction of riverwall offers peace of mind for people living in Barangay Poblacion”, said Secretary Villar.

The river wall project also comes with a ditch canal and a 2.25-meter concrete pavement which will serve as a walkway along the river.

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