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May 15, 2018

CARIGARA, Leyte To elevate safety and security among flood-prone areas in Leyte, the Department of Public Works and Highways -Leyte Second District Engineering Office implemented a total of P271.68 million for Flood Control Structure projects.

Among the eight flood control projects, six are already on-going. These are the Binahaan River, Brgy. Tingib, Pastrana, Leyte worth P47.8 million; Sito Bariis, Brgy. East and West Visoria, Carigara, Leyte worth P48 million; Baliri River, Brgy. Salvacion, MacArthur, Leyte worth P36.3 million; Malirong River, Brgy. Tingib and Arabunog, Pastrana, Leyte worth P35.8 million; Himanglos River, Pob. I-II, Barugo, Leyte worth P37.9 million; and the seawall/breakwater of Poblacion Zone I, Capoocan, Leyte worth P8.2 million.

In addition, the construction of seawalls/breakwaters that will run along Balud Seawall, Capoocan, Leyte worth P6.7 million; and Brgy. San Jose-Brgy. San Rafael, Dulag, Leyte worth P50.8 million are up for realization this year.

According to District Engineer Carlos G. Veloso, these flood control projects will provide high-rise protection to the residents against storm surge and coastal flooding.

Veloso added that it is always the top priority of the department to protect and ensure safety of the people and of the community, especially those that are greatly affected by flooding during typhoon.

Moreover, the district assures the public that the projects will be completed according to the quality standards set by the department.