By Liezle Basa Iñigo
Aparri, Cagayan — Almost 2,000 residents of Aparri will benefit from seawall project that will protect their properties and lives which are at higher risk when visited by typhoons.
“In Region 2, the municipality of Aparri is often visited by typhoons, and it’s very important to improve seawalls as protection against storm surges and flashfloods,” said District Engineer Rosauro R. Guerreo.
Department of Public Works and Highways-Cagayan First District Engineering Office (DPWH-CFDEO) assured it is intensifying efforts to repair collapsed seawalls, particularly in Barangays San Antonio and Maura in Aparri.
The two seawalls have a total net length of 317.11 linear meters. Repair activities include the removal of structures and obstructions from old seawall. Additional steel sheet piles and concrete revetment were also installed to strengthen the structure.
The project amounting to P42 million started last January 26. The Maura Seawall nears completion with 95% accomplishment rate, Guerreo said; while the San Antonio Seawall was already finished last May.