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DPWH completes 4 slope protection structures in Pampanga

The slope protection structure along the banks of Pasig-Potrero River in Barangay Manuali in Porac, Pampanga. (DPWH Region 3)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed a total of four slope protection structures in the municipalities of Porac, Guagua and Lubao here in Pampanga.

DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan said a P96.2-million structure was completed along the banks of Pasig-Potrero River at barangay Manuali in Porac, a 310.31-lineal meter slope protection built on a steel sheet pile foundation funded under the 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

“The slope protection is connected to the previously completed 232.54-lineal meter structure also in barangay Manuali to prevent flooding and soil erosion in residential areas near the Pasig-Potrero River frequently affected by rapid flow of water caused by excessive raining,” he explained.

The slope protection structure on both sides of the Betis River in Barangay Sta. Ines in Guagua, Pampanga. (DPWH Region 3)

In Guagua, slope protection structures on both sides of the Betis River in Barangay Sta. Ines, amounting to P29.39 million funded under the 2023 GAA, were also completed. The structures measure a total of 245.6 lineal meters.

DPWH, through the Pampanga Second District Engineering Office, likewise delivered the completion of two slope protection structures along Sapang Gumi in Barangay Sta. Catalina and Patangue Creek in Barangay San Antonio in Lubao.

The 263.86-linear meter Sapang Gumi Slope Protection Project, valued at P29.4 million and funded through the 2023 GAA, was built adjacent to another slope protection work in the area.

Meanwhile, the Patangue Creek Slope Protection Project included the construction of slope protection structures on both sides of the creek in the amount of P19.59 million sourced from the 2023 national budget.