GOVERNMENT CENTER, PALO, Leyte- The two Daguitan-Marabong flood control projects in Barangay Caridad, Julita, Leyte, are now being assessed on the extent of damages in the aftermath of tropical storm ‘Urduja’ last December 16, 2017 and tropical storm ‘Agaton’ in January 2, 2018.
The two flood control projects amounting to P170.685 million collapsed due to heavy rains which led to scouring and riverbed degradation along the foundation of revetment.
Project Engineer Wilma Mesias of regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), based here, has coordinated with Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office to step up appropriate action for the two projects.
Thus, Engr. Gabriel Tomenio, DPWH- Leyte 2nd maintenance point person, reported that his team has already conducted on-site inspections and assessed the damages amounting to P21 million.
The field office is now preparing program of work and plans and requested funding for the repair of the flood control projects.
The Daguitan-Marabong flood control projects are located under the jurisdiction of the municipalities of Dulag and Julita, Leyte where the river basin has a catchment area of 292 sq. km.
Both projects were completed on April 25, 2016 and July 30, 2016, respectively. (PR)