PASTRANA, Leyte – In an effort to sustain the needs of the communities for reliable infrastructure, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) under the Sustainable Infrastructure Projects Alleviating Gaps (SIPAG) funds has allotted P26.36 million for a Katubigan (Kalsada Tungo sa Patubigan) project in Binahaan north river irrigation system – main canal service road in Pastrana town.

According to Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, once completed, this project will provide 1,981.50 linear meters of concrete road beside an irrigation system in the farm fields.

Some portions have provisions for concrete stone masonry as protection from scour and erosion from the ravaging effects of water flow.

Added benefits of a concrete road include reducing travel time and aiding the faster transport of goods and farm produce to the market. Fare and handling costs will also be minimal, increasing the income for the farm producers.

The local community will have easy access to medical services, especially in emergency situations, and commuters will no longer endure bumpy and muddy roads, especially during wet seasons.

DPWH-SIPAG aims to boost economic activity by opening more opportunities for livelihood and facilitating faster access to social and educational services.
The project is expected to be completed by October of this year.