TACLOBAN CITY– In a concerted effort to strengthen flood resilience and infrastructure in Dulag, Leyte, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO), has initiated a flood management program aiming to protect the shoreline of Barangay San Jose in Dulag town along the Labiranan River.

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura said that the construction of the riverbank protection project will measure 80 meters in the downstream area and 254 meters in the upstream area.

Additionally, 2,553.96 cubic meters of grouted riprap and 2,673.76 cubic meters of hand-laid rock embankment are included.

The construction of the riverbank retaining wall serves as a proactive measure to mitigate the potential flood risks and protect the community residing along the Labiranan River.

By fortifying vulnerable riverbanks with sturdy infrastructure, L2DEO aims to enhance the area’s capacity to withstand flooding events and safeguard lives and properties.

The project has an allotted amount of P76.82 million, with 66.64% reported work accomplishments and is funded under the DPWH-CY 2024 General Appropriations Act.