Villar inspects the Pasig-Marikina river channel improvement project
16 Jul 2018 Villar inspects the Pasig-Marikina river channel improvement project Reportfrom Government of the Philippines Published on 15 Jul 2018 â" View Original
MANILA, July 15 -- Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, together with Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda, inspected the on-going improvement project of the Pasig-Marikina River Channel.
The Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project (PMRCIP) will mitigate the frequent inundation or massive flooding caused by the overflowing of Pasig-Marikina River resulting in severe damages to lives, properties and infrastructure in Metro Manila.
âThis project comprises of the construction and installation of revetments, parapet walls, dike embankment, sluice structures, bridge foundation protection and even riverbank excavation, dredging works, and drainage improvement along the priority cri tical sections of the Pasig-Marikina River,â Villar said.
The Phase III of the project has been completed and is composed of Lower Marikina River Improvement (Napindan Channel to Downstream of Mangahan Floodway) and the remaining works from the Pasig River Improvement (Delpan Bridge to Napindan Channel).
âThe completion of Phase III decreased flood inundation by 18 percent as well as reduced flood damages by P14.3 billion. It also reduced the number affected population by 0.2 million,â added Villar.
The civil works for Phase IV is currently on-going and it targets the downstream of Mangahan Floodway to Marikina Bridge. The construction of the Marikina Control Gate Structure is also included in this phase. This will further decrease flood inundation by 7.5 percent.
âThis channel improvement project will also help create a more dynamic economy in the metro by providing a flood-free urban center and rehabilitated drainage system, thus resulting t o a sanitized and improved living condition for people residing around the areaâ Villar added.
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