DPWH installs erosion control mat in Guimaras

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has implemented a PHP37-million slope protection project along the Guimaras Circumferential Road in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Buenavista, to shield residents and motorists from landslides.

District Engineer Randolfo A. Melosantos, in a report to Regional Director Sanny Boy O. Oropel, noted the vulnerability of this area to landslides during heavy rainfall, endangering both the local populace and those transiting the region.

“To ensure the safety of motorists and residents, a slope protection structure is crucial to prevent soil erosion and the tumbling of debris, which could endanger lives and properties,” Melosantos emphasized.

The project features a 1,040-square meter Type-1 erosion control mat, active protection system, permanent ground anchors, hydroseeding, and a trapezoidal concrete lined canal with concrete blocks.

“The erosion control mat will stabilize the soil on the slopes along the road, safeguarding both property and the public’s well-being,” stated Oropel. He added, “The structure will not only secure road users but also mitigate the risks of landslides and soil collapse, particularly during the rainy season.”

Moreover, the installation promises safer travel for those heading to schools, businesses, and recreational spots in the area, ensuring peace of mind for both locals and visitors alike. (DPWH-6)


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