By DPWH 2nd LED
July 24, 2019
PASTRANA, Leyte – The Department of Public Works and Highways, through the Leyte Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-Leyte2DEO), begins the construction of flood control system along Binahaan river at Barangay Lourdes to Macalpiay in Pastrana, Leyte.
District Engineer Gerald Pacanan said that the engineering office allocated a total of P84.7 million intended to protect lives of residents and prevent the influx of water to agricultural and residential areas during onset of heavy rains.
“Once completed, this structure will prevent the overflowing of Binahaan river and protect the lives of residents within the flood prone areas,” he added.
The project covered the construction of 1,242-lineal meter of structural concrete footing, stone masonry works with concrete facing and grouted riprap.
The project started on July 15 and will be completed on or before December 15, 2019 funded under Regular Infrastructure Fund for 2019.
Binahaan River is one of the biggest rivers in the province and irrigates 6,317 hectares of rice fields and also the source of water for the Leyte Metropolitan Water District (LMWD), the water system that distributes potable water for the towns of Pastrana, Tanauan, Sta, Fe, Palo, Tolosa, Dagami, Pastrana, and Tabon-Tabon.