DPWH to complete Leyte road project by 2022
The Department of Public Works and Highways expects to complete the construction of the P7.95 billion Great Wall of Leyte project by 2020.
Th road heightening and tide embankment (RHTE) project is a 27.3 kilometer stretch, four-meter high seawall structure that will be implemented by DPWH in six phases until 2020.
The DPWH has completed 45 percent of Section 4 of the RHTE project, which runs through coastal barangays from Tacloban City to Palo, Leyte.
Upon completion, the “Great Wall” is seen to strengthen the safety of coastal communities during typhoons or storm surges, protecting Yolanda-affected areas in Tacloban, Palo and Tanauan from future similar calamities.
With its bike lane component, the wall is also seen to provide tourism opportunities in the province, as it can showcase view of the sunset as well as mangrove forest along the coastal areas, thus generating economic benefits to local residents.