TACLOBAN CITY– The Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a flood control structure along a portion of the Ibawon River Basin in Barangay Burabod, MacArthur, Leyte.
The construction of the project started on March 21, 2022 and was completed on December 10 with a project amount of P47.039 million.
It involved the construction of a revetment wall made of gabions and stone masonry works with concrete facing.
According to District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, the project will lessen the consequences of flooding in the villages and neighboring municipalities brought on by torrential rains that led the water to rise quickly.
Aside from mitigating measures to prevent disasters, it will also protect the Ibawon Bridge from possible damage when the ravaging water passes through the bridge.
The flood control structure is designed to protect coastal and river bank areas, including urban and agricultural communities, homes, and other economically valuable areas, and the people located within them.
The completion of this flood mitigation structure will ensure protection against possible flooding of about 337 residents of Brgy.Burabod and nearby communities.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)