By Glen S. Ramos
SAN Juan, La Union — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a dike in San Juan, La Union that will ensure the safety of residents and their properties from damage during typhoons and the rapid rise of floodwater, especially this rainy season.
According to Secretary Mark A. Villar, the 70.8-linear meter concrete dike was constructed with the use of the total allocated budget of P4.95-Million from the 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA) to serve as protection against the destruction of houses, livelihood, and possible loss of lives in the town of San Juan.
The construction of flood mitigation structures that aims to mitigate and minimize the effects of flood along low-lying and coastal areas is part of the DPWH mandate to safeguard the welfare of the Filipino people.
“With this dike, residents living near the creek of Barangay Ili Sur in San Juan, La Union will be able to sleep soundly at night knowing that their families and properties are safe from severe damage that can be brought by flash floods,” Villar stated. (AI/MTVN)