Public infra damage due to ‘Karding’ reaches P135M

September 28, 2022 Lee Ann P. Ducusin 399 views

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday estimated Typhoon Karding’s partial cost of damage to national roads, bridges, and flood-control structures is currently estimated at P135.09 million.

The DPWH said that as of Wednesday, Sept. 28, the assessment of damage to roads has reached P34.71 million, bridges at P22.39 million, and flood-control structures at P77.99 million. The reported cost will be subject to field validation.

By area, the Cordillera Administrative Region’s damage to infrastructure is at P19.6 million; Region 2 at P9.11 million; Region 3 at P91.38 million; Region 4-B at P3 million; and Region 6 at P12 million.

Meanwhile, five national road sections remain closed to traffic namely 1) Kennon Road in Benguet, closed to non-residents for safety reasons; 2) Cabagan-Sta. Maria Overflow Bridge in Isabela due to flooding; 3) Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road, Diteki River Detour Road due to flooding; 4) Baliwag Candaba – Sta.Ana Road K0068+800 – K0069+150 Brgy. San Agustin, Candaba, Pampanga due to flooding; and the 5) Hamtic-Bia-an-Egaña- Sibalom Road, Egaña Bridge K0094+603 – K0094+640 in Brgy. Egaña -Buhang, Sibalom, Antique due to collapsed steel bridge.

The department also reported three national roads with limited access which include: Gapan Ft. Magsaysay Road, K0107+100, Brgy. Padolina, General Tinio can only be used by light vehicles due to fallen electric post; Candaba-Sana Miguel Road in Pampanga which is passable to heavy vehicles only due to flooding; and Angeles-Porac-Floridablanca Dinalupihan Road, K0089+051, Mancantian Bridge in Pampanga which is hardly-passable to light vehicles only due to flooding.