IRRIGATION PROJECT. The Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways reported the completion of the P24.46 million irrigation project at the Binahaan River in Pastrana town. (L2DEO)

TACLOBAN CITY – District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO) has announced the completion of the P26.46 million Katubigan (Kalsada Tungo sa Patubigan) project in Binahaan north river irrigation system—main canal service road in Pastrana town.

According to Oppura, the road concreting project was funded under the 2023 DPWH Sustainable Infrastructure Projects Alleviating Gaps (SIPAG) initiative, covering 2,186 linear meters with a 5-meter width of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP).

Additionally, concrete stone masonry was implemented to protect the irrigation canal, mitigating soil scouring and erosion caused by water flow.

Farmers along the road network are now reaping the benefits of the newly concreted road, as it helps them reduce hauling and transportation costs, thereby increasing their income.

Moreover, the local community utilizes the paved road for their day-to-day travel needs, including commuting to school, work, accessing social services, and other related activities.

The upgraded road significantly improves travel conditions, especially during the rainy seasons, eliminating the inconvenience of bumpy and muddy roads.

The DPWH-SIPAG initiative aims to stimulate economic activity by creating more livelihood opportunities and facilitating quicker access to social and educational services.