Orani road leading to tourist sites soon to be safe from landslides
Construction of a slope protection project along the Pagasa-Tala road leading to Mount Natib in the city of Orani in Bataan province is nearing completion, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The 96.4 million peso project is being implemented by Bataan’s First District Engineering Office.
In a Philippine News Agency report, District Engineer Erlindo Flores Jr. said the project was 70 percent complete as of September 15.
“Once completed, residents and tourists traversing the mountainous section of the road and heading to city sights such as Bataan National Park will be protected from potential landslides that may be caused by heavy rains,” did he declare.
The project involves the construction of a 3,265.59 square meter rockfall protection net including hydroseeding along the landslide prone segment of the road.
To control soil loss, the net is anchored in a geotextile and Type I erosion control mat, according to the PIA report.
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