According to architect and urban planner Felino Palafox Jr, the only solution to Metro Manila’s perennial flood problem is land reclamation.
During the Dredging and Land Reclamation 2012 Conference, Palafox made the suggestion: “The reclaiming a big portion of Manila Bay could reduce Metro Manila’s vulnerability to flooding even during heavy rains and high tides. The Philippines has third longest waterfront in the world but we don’t use our waterfront as front doors to development.”
This practice has proven to be effective in many parts of the world, he said.
Dredging Today Staff, October 3, 2012