Debris Flow Barriers
MALIMONO, SURIGAO DEL NORTE - REGION XIII - Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
SURIGAO DEL NORTE DEBRIS FLOW BARRIER
SURIGAO DEL NORTE DEBRIS FLOW BARRIER_0
The road in Malimono, Surigao del Norte, which is a component of the Surigao-Agusan West Coastal Road in the northern tip of Mindanao, is exposed to the natural hazard of the debris flow. The newly constructed road is in danger of being swept away in next monsoon season or when typhoon visits the area.
With the limited budget, the Department of Public Works and Highways decided to adopt the catch-fence solutions over the more costly and prolonged construction of check dams and diversion berms. DPWH engaged Maccaferri Philippines to supply and provide technical assistance on the installation of debris flow barriers.