CARIGARA, Leyte-The Department of Public Works and Highways-Leyte Second District Engineering Office implemented a total of P271.68 million flood control structure projects in different towns under the engineering district.
Among the eight flood control projects, six are ongoing.
These are the Binahaan River in Barangay Tingib, Pastrana, worth P47.8 million; Sito Bariis, Brgy. East and West Visoria, Carigara worth P48 million; Baliri River, Brgy. Salvacion, MacArthur worth P36.3 million; Malirong River, Brgy. Tingib and Arabunog, Pastrana worth P35.8 million; Himanglos River, Poblacion I-II, Barugo worth P37.9 million; and the seawall/breakwater of Poblacion Zone I, Capoocan worth P8.2 million.
In addition, the construction of seawalls/breakwaters that will run along Balud Seawall, Capoocan worth P6.7 million; and Brgy. San Jose-Brgy. San Rafael, Dulag worth P50.8 million are up for realization this year.
According to District Engineer Carlos Veloso, these flood control projects will provide high-rise protection to the residents against storm surge and coastal flooding.
Veloso added that it is always the top priority of the department to protect and ensure safety of the people and of the community, especially those that are greatly affected by flooding during typhoon.
Moreover, the district assures the public that the projects will be completed according to the quality standards set by the department.