NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, N. Samar– Department of Public Works and Highways—Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-NSSDEO) District Engineer Charlito S. Carlobos recently conducted a random inspection of ongoing projects in the Pacific towns of the Second District of Northern Samar.

One of the ongoing projects he particularly inspected was the construction of a slope protection in Barangay Nipa, Palapag, Northern Samar, on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
The purpose of his inspection was to ensure that the scope of works implemented by the district office was in accordance to the construction methods requirements provided in the DPWH plans and specifications.

DE Carlobos spearheaded the District Inspectorate Team, accompanied by the Chief of Construction Section, Engr. Gil D. Herrera, Jr., and Engr. Bryan M. Fortes, Asst. Chief of Quality Assurance Section, along with project contractor Engr. Andres D. Balajadia,Jr., proprietor of ADB Dynamic Builders and Supply and his Project Engineer Lean Joseph Balanon.

The aforementioned slope protection project has an allocated amount of P53 million intended to protect the road section from further damage by preventing spalling and soil collapse that may occur due to continuous heavy rains in the area during a period of calamities.

The completion of this project will lessen traffic disruptions from scouring roads that could interfere with road users’ daily routines travelling along Palapag to Eastern Samar and vice versa, wherein the said area is prone to landslides and soil collapse.