DPWH carries out
P271.68M flood mitigation projects in Leyte
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
According to District
Engineer Carlos G. Veloso, these flood control projects will provide
high-rise protection to the residents against storm surge and
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.