P27-M anti-rockslide project in Southern Leyte underway

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) kicked off the P27-million rock netting project to prevent rockslide in San Ricardo, Southern Leyte.

The project will built in Sitio Bil-atan, 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.