DPWH builds P34-M river wall in Palo, Leyte

Friday, January 17, 2020

The properties and livelihood of residents in flood-prone barangays of Palo, Leyte are more ensured as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completes the construction of P34.7 million flood control structure along Bangon River, Barangay Arado, Palo, Leyte.

According to DPWH Region 8 Regional Director Nerie Bueno, a 323.90-meter river wall was constructed by DPWH Leyte First District Engineering Office (DEO) to prevent the overflowing of Bangon River especially during typhoon season,” said Director Bueno.

“With the newly-completed 6.75 meter high embankment, residents will no longer have to worry for any threatening events when heavy rains occur as this structure was constructed in accordance to the department’s standard specifications for flood mitigating structures,” said Director Nerie Bueno.

The flood-control project is funded under General Appropriations Act (GAA) 2019 of the Leyte First District Office.