Nine (9) new chariot type vehicles can now be used by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to speed up the clearing operations of the roads affected by landslide in Southern Leyte.
DPWH-Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) Chief Ma. Margarita Junia said the provincial government of Southern Leyte donated the vehicles that will augment the department’s efforts in keeping national roads safe and convenient to the people, especially during calamities.
The vehicles will be utilized by the Maintenance Point Persons (MPPs) in supervising road works and in the conduct of daily inspections to their assigned road sections and locations to look up for defects and deficiency.
These defects include potholes, alligator cracks, major scaling, shoving and corrugation, pumping and depression, faded road markings, inverted shoulder, lush vegetation, clogged drains, and open manholes.
“The new vehicles will help boost the agency’s capability to maintain roads and infrastructure and will be able to adhere to the policy of quickly responding to situations and defects,” Junia said.