TACLOBAN CITY– Taking advantage of the dry season, the Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now in full swing in constructing the flood control structure stretching the Hibuga River basin in Mayorga town.

The project has a cost of P54.66 million which includes the installation of furnished and driven steel sheet piles and gabions.

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura said that the project can lessen the negative impacts brought by inevitable disasters wherein river channels tend to rise up during heavy rainfall and typhoons, causing the river banks to collapse.

“With these structures, river banks will be guarded from destructive floods and erosion. People living nearby will be safe from the damaging effects of the sudden onslaught of rain, which affect their lives and the livelihood of the communities,” he said.

The construction of the project began on March 13 of this year and is to be completed on December 1 of the same year.