P18.3B Megadam for Capiz in the works
The National Irrigation Administration in Region 6 disclosed that a new P18.3-billion dam project for Capiz is now in the works. Construction for the megadam is set to start in 2018.
The project can irrigate 26,800 hectares during wet season and 18,773 during the dry season. It can also generate 15.6 megawatts of hydropower when completed.
There are 4 features in the megadam project and they are Panay High Dam and Panay Afterbay Dam; High Line Canal; and floodway component.
The project will serve all the towns of Capiz, including Roxas city and a couple of municipalities of Iloilo.