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DPWH finishes P70-m Tarlac project to control flooding in San Clemente

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THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a P70-million slope protection project in Barangay Pit-ao, San Clemente, Tarlac, to protect residents in the area from floods during heavy rains.

DPWH Region III director Roseller Tolentino said  the completed project was a 982-linear meter slope protection consisting of a steel sheet pile foundation capable of shielding the vast plantation of corn, palay, and other root crops in the area from severe flooding brought by the overflowing of Batacan River.

The project also involves a 9.10-meter-wide access road that provides residents a safer pathway to reach farms and nearby establishments in Barangay Pit-ao.

“As a result of the completion of dike road, widespread flooding will be prevented and will also facilitate better mobility for the locals,” Tolentino said.

The P70.2 million slope protection in Barangay Pit-ao, San Clemente, Tarlac was implemented by DPWH Tarlac 1st Disrict Engineering Office under the Sustainable Infrastructure Projects Alleviating Gaps and was funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2023.

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