The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a 432-meter long new box type drainage structure in Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City.

In a report by DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, the project was allocated an amount of P37.22 Million and was implemented from March to October last year. The new drainage system will serve as a bigger outlet for rainwater to discharge towards the sea without inundating the low-lying residential properties.

As shown below, this drainage structure is actually the upstream portion of Bitan-ag Creek which starts in the hills above the City Memorial Park (Bolonsiri) and drains northwest towards Limketkai Complex and then east to Agora area and finally to the bay.

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Part of the drainage masterplan is also a larger diversion channel from this area towards Kolambog Creek thereby reducing the volume of rainwater flowing towards Limketkai area.

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info and photos by DPWH

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