PHOTO: Marikina River dredging work

The Philippine News Agency (PNA) has just released this beautiful photo of a backhoe on a floating platform, taken yesterday during the Marikina River dredging work.

PNA, Rico H. Borja

Marikina City has been prone to flooding, and the river water has always been monitored during typhoons.

PNA photo by Rico H. Borja

A couple of weeks ago, the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) started its operations to dredge an estimated 50,000 cubic meters of soil, sand, and silt along Marikina River in an effort to increase its capacity in handling rainwater and prevent overflow.

Commenting the latest news, Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the dredging work is expected to be carried-out towards the summer season.