Antiflood project: DPWH finishes river wall in Marikina | Inquirer News

Antiflood project: DPWH finishes river wall in Marikina

By: - Reporter / @jovicyeeINQ
/ 05:03 AM June 04, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — In anticipation of the start of the rainy season, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of flood control projects in two areas that were hit hard by strong typhoons.

According to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, residents of Marikina and Quezon City will be better protected from flooding with the completion of a 152-linear-meter river wall with slope protection on the right bank of the Marikina River in Barangay Batasan Hills.

“By constructing flood control projects like this, we hope to protect lives and property and avoid experiencing the same devastation to Metro Manila in 2009 by Typhoon ‘Ondoy,’” Villar said.


The DPWH has also completed the 2.54-kilometer river wall in critical sections of Waras River in Camarines Sur.

Last year, parts of the province such as Nabua and Baao were flooded for days as heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression “Usman” caused the river to overflow.

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