CARIGARA, Leyte- The Leyte second engineering district will have P 1.7 billion allocation for the regular infrastructure project for this fiscal year.
This was disclosed by Engineer Carlos Veloso, head of the second engineering district office.
Of the amount, P201 million will be spent for the rehabilitation of the Binahaan Bridge, particularly located along the municipality of Pastrana.
It was learned from Veloso that flooding during heavy rains always results in this area.
Veloso also said that part of the 2017 allocation will be used on the widening of bridges, flood control, re- blocking of Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road, as well as the widening of the Maharlika Highway.
He added that they will also focus on the maintenance of all the roads in the district as well as paint the guard rails.
Veloso disclosed that when he was the district engineer in Southern Leyte, his district was adjudged in 2010 and 2011 as the number one best in road maintenance which he wants to replicate in the second district.
Veloso took pride that in the year 2016 the Hiagsam Bridge in Jaro was finished, a first of its kind in the region except for Tacloban, which has four lanes.
The district is also targeting to complete the widening of the primary roads in the district, he added. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)