Anti-rock­slide project in South­ern Leyte un­der­way

Manila Bulletin - - Visayas News - By BETHEENA KAE UNITE

The Depart­ment of Public Works and High­ways (DPWH) kicked off the R27-mil­lion rock net­ting project to pre­vent rock­slide in San Ri­cardo, South­ern Leyte.

The project will built in Si­tio Bi­la­tan, Barangay Ca­mang, where rock slides usu­ally oc­cur dur­ing rainy days.

The project will use Switzer­land’s rock pro­tec­tion net­ting tech­nol­ogy.

“Ero­sion and rock slides is­sues would likely con­tinue if the prob­lem will not be ad­dressed. With this rock net­ting project, we can lessen the dam­ages in­curred by rock fall and soil ero­sions in the area,” DPWH South­ern Leyte Dis­trict En­gi­neer Ma. Mar­garita Ju­nia said.

Rock net­ting is used on un­sta­ble rock faces and slopes to con­tain and con­trol rock­slides, and ad­dress ero­sion and sta­bil­ity is­sues.

Ju­nia said that aside from rock net­ting, the DPWH will also in­stall a stone ma­sonry crib, wall slope pro­tec­tion, and metal guardrails to fur­ther pre­vent rock­slides.

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