Gov’t completes Metro Manila flood control project phase 3
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed phase 3 of the $500-million Metro Manila Flood Control Management Project.
“With the completion of the Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Phase III, we were able to significantly protect lives and properties of people living close to river channels of Pasig and Marikina, particularly the traversed area of Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Taguig and Quezon City, not to mention promote a better and more sustainable community,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.
The project aims to rehabilitate and modernize 36 old pumping stations, construct new 30 pumping stations in Metro Manila from 2018 to 2023, minimize solid waste in waterways, and prioritize housing and resettlement of informal settler families that will have to be relocated from the waterways.
Upon completion, the project will boost the discharge capacity of existing pumping stations and prevent occurrence of flooding.