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Drainage canals improvement in San Fernando City, La Union 65% done

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DPWH Region 1 Director Ronnel M. Tan (first from left) and DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar (third from left) during San Fernando City flood control inspection -- WWW.DPWH.GOV.PH

PHASE 1 of the drainage improvement project along Manila North Road that is expected to ease flooding in San Fernando City, La Union is more than halfway done, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

In a statement, DPWH Region 1 Director Ronnel M. Tan said the drainage project, which covers 1.1 kilometers from Barangays Sevilla to Catbangen, is now 65% completed. “Soon, the modernized drainage will be a big help to residents living in flood-prone areas of San Fernando City,” said Mr. Tan. The whole drainage improvement project in the city covers the construction of a 424.9-lineal meter concrete flume along Aguila Road; 32-lineal meter double barrel box culvert along Flores Street; 280-lineal single barrel meter box culvert along Mabini Street; and a 111.8-lineal meter single barrel box culvert along Manila North Road.