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Orani road leading to tourism sites soon to safer from landslides

The construction of a slope protection project along Pagasa-Tala Road leading to Mt. Natib in Orani town in Bataan province is almost complete, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The P96.4 million project is being implemented by Bataan’s first district engineering office.

In a Philippine Information Agency report, District Engineer Erlindo Flores Jr. said the project was 70 percent complete as of September 15.

“Once completed, residents and tourists passing through the mountainous section of the road and heading to the town’s tourism sites such as Bataan National Park will be protected from possible landslides that may be caused by heavy rains,” he said.

The project involves the construction of a 3,265.59-square meter rockfall netting, including hydroseeding along the landslide-prone segment of the road.

To control soil losses, the netting is anchored in Geotextile and Type I Erosion Control Mat, the PIA report said.