Six flood control project of the Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) were bid out as a preparation for the forthcoming rainy season.
The flood control projects are located along the SubangDaku River, Southern Leyte’s largest river, and is divided into six sections: Hibod-Hibod, Kanangkaan, San Juan, San Vicente, Suba, and Zone 3.
Assistant District Engineer Allan D. Eway said the river has been tagged as a priority for flood control system considering its vulnerability to soil erosions.
“For next year, we will focus on critical sections. This is a permanent solution in eroded areas and prevent flooding during heavy downpour,” he added.
Upon completion, the projects are expected to lessen the damages incurred by perennial flooding and safeguard the lives of the people who live nearby.
At least four flood control projects have been funded by the DPWH in Sabangdaku in the past and more sections will be covered in the future.