LASAM, Cagayan – The Department of Public Works and Highways-Cagayan Second District Engineering Office is constructing three major flood control projects here.


These aim to minimize flood-related casualties and damage to properties during the rainy season and tropical cyclones.

In her report to DPWH Region 2 OIC Regional Director Loreta M. Malaluan, District Engineer Lorna B. Asuten said that these flood control structures on the banks of the Lasam River will help protect the lives of thousands of residents and their properties against the threat of flooding.

Two of these are the Cagayan State University (CSU)-Lasam River Control on Kikking River and the Cagayan River Control in Barangays Aggunetan and Callao Sur.  

With a total length of 393 linear meters, these projects will serve as the first line of defense for communities to mitigate the effects of flooding.

The projects will not only serve as a protective structure from flood but will also serve as a venue for recreational and outdoor activities.  

Wilzon Valdez, DPWH Region 2 information officer, said that these projects are part of the “Build, Build, Build” program funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2020 (GAA 2020) Flood Management Program.

Source: Manila Bulletin (