Public Works Secretary Mark Villar inspected the proposed Storm Surge Protection: Road Heightening and Tide Embankment Project and three other on-going constructions of by-pass road projects upon his visit in Region VIII.
The 27.3 km Storm Surge Protection is divided into six sections in Tacloban City, Palo and Tanauan, Leyte and is expected to save lives and properties of people who live in an estimated of 33, 185 buildings.
The project is part of the agency’s rehabilitation and recovery program for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
Three major by-pass road projects that will guarantee smooth travel and improve the traffic condition in the region were examined: the Construction of Palo West By-Pass Road connecting the two primary roads of Daang Maharlika and Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road; Construction of Tacloban By-Pass Road Diversion Road along Brgy. Tigbao, Diit, Tacloban City along Daang Maharlika and ends at Brgy. Caibaan, Tacloban City; and Construction of Ormoc Diversion Road along Brgy. San Pablo, Ormoc City.
Villar was accompanied by Senior Usec. Rafael Yabut, OIC-Director Edgar B. Tabacon OIC-Assistant Director Virgilio C. Eduarte, Engr. Serafin Lago, Engr. Sandy Pua and Engr. Wilma Mesias.