Slope protection ensures safety from disasters in Aklan

Photo of the completed slope protection structure along the national Highway in Brgy. Libertad, Nabas Aklan. (Photo courtesy of DPWH, Aklan District Engineering Office)

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Aklan District Engineering Office constructed a slope protection to ensure safety against disasters such as rockfall and landslides along the national highway in Brgy. Libertad Nabas, Aklan.

Citing on the report of OIC-District Engineer Gener J. Abergas to DPWH 6 Regional Director Nerie D. Bueno, the ₱66.1-million structure includes the construction of high tensile mesh wire slope protection measuring 3,915 square meters without compromising the grass growth in the said area.

“We will ensure that our public is protected from entering and exiting along the highway in the event of a natural disaster, as well as safe from traveling along necessary establishments and tourist destinations such as Boracay Island,” Director Bueno stated.

The anti-rockslide project includes the installation of soil erosion control mats, with the goal of improving traffic flow and protecting the lives and property of visitors and residents in Nabas.

Furthermore, the project’s primary objective is to protect people from potential rock and soil erosion along the national highway, which is prone to landslides and boulder falls during heavy rains.

“Not only will the completion of this structure improve traffic flow, but it will also protect the lives and properties of Aklan residents. The DPWH has been collaborating on more projects to ensure safety, and precautionary measures will always be followed for the betterment of Filipinos’ lives,” Director Bueno stated. (DPWH-6)