Dagupan dads seek help for Tondaligan Baywalk

By May 30, 2021Inside News

THE Dagupan Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Dagupan is set to pass a resolution requesting Fourth District Rep. Christopher de Venecia to help source fund for the construction of a sand barrier at the Tondaligan Baywalk.

This after Dante Cadiz, Tondaligan Park administrator, told the SP that the baywalk continues to be covered by sand whenever a storm surge or rise of tidal water of the Lingayen Gulf, hit the area.

Cadiz told the SP’s virtual session on May 25,that to restore the baywalk to the public, a mini-loader has to be deployed to clear the area covered with sand each time.

He said sandbags are already installed over a stretch of the baywalk to block oncoming sand from the surge.

Councilor Karlos Reyna, a civil engineer, stressed the need for a slope protection structure similar to the one constructed along the longer Lingayen to Binmaley baywalk.

He said the area where the baywalk was built is where the sand dunes are located, where the sands are deposited whenever there is a storm surge or rise of tidal water, which is usually at its highest during a full moon.

A temporary solution is sandbagging, he said, but a most permanent one is the construction of a slope protection structure.

Councilor Celia Lim proposed that the SP brings the issue to Congressman De Venecia so he can send experts who can solve the problem thereat.

Unknown to the councilors, the DPWH regional office announced it is  ready  to construct a sand barrier perpendicular to the Tondaligan Baywalk to eventually block sand from being swept to the baywalk.

Bernard Caronongan of the Second Pangasinan Engineering District said the Tondaligan Baywalk will soon be complemented by a one-meter high wall that will also function as bleachers where any one can sit on while watching the sunset as well as waves of the Lingayen Gulf.  The construction of sand barrier is part of the baywalk project. (Leonardo Micua) 

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