TACLOBAN CITY –The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO), is constructing a 1,030-meter flood control structure and drainage system for the residents of Barangay Astorga and its nearby communities in the town of Tunga, Leyte.
The construction of the Tunga flood control structure and drainage system project, with a total allocation of P55.2-million, is currently underway in its final stage, despite the incessant rainfall.
The project aims to safeguard the lives, properties, and agricultural lands of the residents.
According to District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, once completed, the revetment project, flood-risk areas are protected from natural disasters, creating an environment that promotes and increases agricultural productivity and improves livestock.
“The residents of Brgy. Astorga can now breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that they will be better protected against destructive floods once this project is complete,” Oppura said.
The construction of concrete revetment will serve as a barrier that can withstand the strong current of the river and prevent soil erosion and overflowing issues that endangered residents near rivers, as it would help protect the residents and their properties during disasters by mitigating the impact of floods.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)