By Betheena Kae Unite
A wall that will protect residents living near the Tullahan River in Barangay North Fairview, Quezon City has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
The nine-meter tall revetment wall will serve as a protective barrier for residents of SSS Village, Barangay North Fairview, Quezon City to flooding, DPWH- National Capital Region Director Melvin Navarro said.
A total of P46.5 million was spent on the 461-lineal meter structure built under rehabilitation and improvement project of Tullahan River Phase II.
Navarro said that prior to the construction of the newly-completed wall, residents had to rely on an old, dilapidated, three-meter-high grouted riprap to protect them against the force of the Tullahan River during heavy rains.
“With the taller and sturdier concrete revetment along Tullahan River, residents near the area are assured that the inundation of flooding and soil erosion along the river banks will be avoided in case of heavy rains preventing damage to properties and loss of lives,” Navarro stressed.
The construction of river wall was funded under 2018 General Appropriations Act and was implemented from February to November 2018 by DPWH Quezon City First District Engineering Office headed by District Engineer Marlyn Inguillo.