pantabangan-dam-overviewBrief History
The construction of the Dam had great economic and social impact on the live of the Pantabangenos. More than 8,000 hectares of productive farmland and the town center along with seven outlaying barangays was submerged into a new lake.
The Pantabangenos were relocated in a higher part of the town where they start a new lives all over again, where their future is uncertain. They left with no choice, instead a sacrifice for the interest of the national economic growth.
IMAGE_UNTV-News_APRIL052013_SAN-ROQUE-DAMPantabangan Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Pampanga River located in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija. The multi purpose dam provides water for irrigation for about 77,000hectares (190,000 acres) for agricultural land in Central Luzon ,and produces 112 megawatts of hydroelectric power, while its reservoir affords flood control. The reservoir is claimed as the second largest dam in Asia, and the cleanest in the Philippines. Built along the Pampanga River in 1974 by Filipino engineers and now as one of the most visited tourist spots in the province.
The main gate of the dam is a sight to behold, it offers a scenic view of the surrounding area where tourist are allowed for sight seeing. There are viewing deck and ample space for parking . The parking is shaded by trees, very serene where you can rest and relax.

 

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