Monday, August 6, 2012

Protection of Nabas Highways from erosion/soil collapse, requested

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) had requested a fund for Slope protection from soil collapse or erosion in the highways of Nabas which has been considered critical especially during rainy seasons.

This is according to Engr. Abraham C. Villaruel, OIC District Engineer of DPWH-Aklan.

Although he did not mentioned the amount of the requested fund, he said that this is now covered in the allocation of Calendar Year 2012 of the Tourism Convergence.

For the meantime the DPWH is waiting for the said fund in order to avoid incidents where passengers going to and from Boracay are stranded, as this is the only way going to Kalibo.

Meanwhile they already identified the areas where erosions usually occur for the construction of concrete slope protections.

He however said that the setting up of Coconets in some hilly areas of the Nabas highway will continue, but these are only selected areas as the others will be built with concrete slope protections.

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