TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of the Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) is now working on a P48.51-million infrastructure project located in the villages of Talisay to Tolibao, both in Capoocan, Leyte.
During the project inspection by District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, he stated that the project involves the construction of 221 meters of crib wall slope protection and will be placed in the landslide-prone area to prevent soil erosion and further damage to properties.
He added that the project scope includes a 330-meter lined canal with a cross drain that will serve as a waterway, allow extra water to flow into one channel, and prevent road slips.
Slope protection crib walls are made of interconnecting precast modules that are built up to resemble a series of hollow boxes and are parallel to and at right angles to the wall’s line.
To create a retaining wall, the boxes are filled with particular granular material.
This project is funded under the DPWH-CY 2021 General Appropriations Act, sourced from the Tourism Road Infrastructure Program (TRIP).
The construction of the project started last July 22, 2022 and is scheduled to be completed by January of next year.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)