DPWH completes P19.5 million seawall project in Romblon coastal community

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (PIA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Romblon has successfully completed the construction of a seawall in Barangay Calabasahan, Concepcion, Romblon.

This P19.5 million project, spearheaded by DPWH Romblon District Engineering Office District Engineer Elena Castilan, aims to safeguard the coastal community from storm surges, sea wave actions, and soil erosion.

In his report to DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan, Mimaropa Regional Director Gerald Pacanan said that the 228-meter-long seawall, standing at 4 meters tall, addresses the vulnerability of the area to natural forces, providing enhanced protection for the residents and their properties, particularly during severe weather conditions.

The construction of the new seawall became imperative as the existing structure could no longer adequately shield the community from the impact of waves.

According to Pacanan, the project was implemented in the span of nine months. (PJF/PIA Mimaropa – Romblon)

The completed seawall which spans 228 meters and stands 4 meters tall was constructed when the old seawall structure could no
longer protect the area from the waves. (Photo Courtesy: DSWD Romblon)

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