DPWH Completes Flood Control Projects

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed 96 structural and non-structural flood-mitigating projects for National Capital Region (NCR) and Regions 3 and 4A.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that the completed projects are part of the Priority High-Impact Flood Control Projects for Metro Manila and its neighboring regions in the Flood Management Master Plan.

Among the 96 completed projects are the 46 contracts for Valenzuela-Obando-Meycauayan (VOM) Project which is composed of construction and improvement of flood control and river walls, desilting and installation of pumping stations.

It also includes the 16 projects completed for Kalookan-Malabon-Navitas Area Project Phase 1 composed of the rehabilitation of Catmon Creek, riverwall along Malabon-Tullahan River and construction of pumping stations and flood gates.

Two contracts involving the strengthening and restoration of seawall of Roxas Boulevard were also completed under Manila Bay Seawall Project while six concrete slope protection, parapet and gravity wall projects along Nangka River were finished under the Department’s Upper Marikina River Improvement Project.

Construction of eleven new slope protection, spillway and river control structures were likewise completed under East Side of Manggahan Floodway Project, Mitigation Measures for Breaches in the San Fernando-Sto. Tomas-Minalin Tail Dike and DPWH-Laguna Lakeshore Development Authority Flood Control and River Protection Project.

In addition, four rehabilitation and restoration projects were finished for San Fernando-Sto. Tomas-Minalin Tail Dike and Del Carmen-Balimbing creek in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Several dredging activities that are part of the flood control plan were also completed covering the Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway in NCR, the Labangan Channel, Hagonoy Bulacan and Orani Channel, in Region 3.