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Kontra storm surge: Leyte P9.7B tide enbankment project to push through this 2016

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Leyte’s P9.7 billion tide embankment project will proceed this year, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Eastern Visayas Regional Director Edgar Tabacon said Thursday, November 17.

The 27.3-kilometer tide embankment project stretches from Diit village in Tacloban to Cabuynan village in Tanauan town. Sections 1 to 3 are in Tacloban, section 4 are the coastal villages of Tacloban and Palo, section 5 are some areas in Palo and Tanauan, and section 6 in Tanauan town.

The four-meter high structure was pushed through by the previous administration after the 2013 storm surges caused by “Yolanda” wiped out entire communities in Leyte

Tabacon said the national government has already set aside P2.6 billion funds this year to commence the construction of seawall.

This will kick off in some parts of San Jose district in this city and Palo town under section 4.

In 2017, the project will get P700 million for construction activities in some coastal villages of Palo and Tanauan towns, covering section 5.