LOOK: Newly Completed Seawall Project in Alcoy

The latest development in the town of Alcoy in Cebu meant more opportunities for everyone.

The DPWH Cebu 4th District Engineering Office just announced recently the completion of the 637-meter-long seawall shore protection structure in the said town. It is aimed to protect the shoreline from erosion and scouring and will also prevent flooding. The said seawall comes with a wave deflector including embankment.

Photo by Hanna Fe Sesaldo Pingki-an
Photo by Omnus Manriquez Renalds
Photo by Maria Ana Espantaleon Lopezbaños

The total allocation for the newly completed project was pegged at 1-million pesos.

Seawalls are hard engineered structures that are built parallel to the shore so it can hold or prevent sliding of the soil while protecting from wave action which ultimately becomes very beneficial if the shoreline is home to important infrastructure or other buildings.

The town of Alcoy is a slowly emerging town in the southern part of Cebu. With the addition of the seawall in town, it is believed to provide even more opportunities to its people. DPWH Sec. Mark Villar believes that livelihood of the residents will be improved since small fishing boats could use the seawall in accessing the fish port.  This is also big enough to act as a guide for them as they approach the shore.

Photo by Alyssa Maraña
Photo by Maria Ana Espantaleon Lopezbaños
Photo by Mrriyahh NiÑa

The seawall itself is also a good venue for relaxation, early morning or late afternoon jog, or a stroll with your family or friends. Small vendors are expected to station along the stretch of the said structure however, as of now, only few are allowed to do business.

A huge amount of sea breeze is waiting for you here. The sea surrounding the bays of Alcoy is very attractive from afar when viewed from the seawall, mesmerizing you with its blue colored water sparkling with the lights of the sun.  The view is just breathtaking you surely wouldn’t want to miss.

Photo by Precious Hani
Photo by DjRens Rivera
Photo by Omnus Manriquez Renalds

Alcoy was once a part of Dalaguete town until 1897 when a provincial decree made it a municipal corporate. It is known for its beautiful beaches with Tingko beach as the most famous. There’s also an old Spanish watchtower and the St. Rose of Lima Church that you can visit. The town is near stunning dive spots including Sumilon Island, Siquijor, Balicasag Island and Cabilao.

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Alcoy, Southern Cebu — approx. 3 hours away from Cebu City.

BY BUS: Go to Cebu South Bus Terminal and ride any bus bound for Oslob. Ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Alcoy town proper. From there, you can ride any available public vehicle to get to the newly completed seawall in town.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Alcoy Seawall” in Alcoy. Parking space is available.



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One comment

  1. Thats very nice but you should also tell your readers about the property value going down due to a silly womans idea of her being an engineer, which she isnt. She design and had built what looks exactly like Smurfville as surrounding house values fell because of this rediculous looking place. Please see it for yourself. We looked at buying but this place doesn’t hold or increase in value. Someone let this womans crazy ideas run before it became to late. Its a sad real estate disaster. See for yourself.

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