P20 million river
wall project to protect residents in Carigara
DPWH 2nd LED
August 30, 2019
CARIGARA, Leyte –
Twenty million worth of flood control structure underway in the
stretch of river in Barangay Manloy. The Department of Public Works
and Highways (DPWH), Leyte Second District Engineering Office,
Carigara, Leyte now builds retaining wall to fasten water flow and
prevent flooding in the nearby areas.
“One of the mandates of
the DPWH is to build flood control structures to protect lives and
properties from force majeure,” said District Engineer Gerald
During his inspection,
Pacanan urged the contractor to fast track the project
implementation to avoid delays on the operations when rainy season
A total length of 438
lineal meter and height of 2.5 meters will be built in Manloy river.
Manloy has a land area of
419.62 hectares of which 20% are irrigated with rice lands, as
farming is the main source of livelihood of the populace.
It traverses the barangay
of San Juan, Caghalo, Barayong in Carigara and Manloy in Capoocan
which are known as the big rice producer in the municipality.