PRRC eyes construction of 1,411 meters of Estero Linear Park
posted June 17, 2019 at 06:23 pm
The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) would begin the construction of 145 linear meters along Ermitaño Creek, Quezon City (QC) and 1,266 linear meters along Estero dela Reina, Manila following its easement recovery operations.
PRRC’s river patrol teams had been dismantling and removing the informal settlements to make the construction of the linear park possible.
According to PRRC, said rehabilitation strategies can transform any polluted waterway into an environmental preservation area (EPA).
Among its EPA success stories are Estero de Paco and Estero de San Miguel in Manila.
“Not only we will be able to get rid of the sources of pollution, but we will also improve the living conditions of our communities for they can soon enjoy paved and lighted walkways along Ermitaño Creek and Estero dela Reina”, said PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia.
To date, PRRC has built 41,150 meters of linear parks, resettled almost 19,000 informal settler families, and dismantled 508 privately-owned structures at no cost to the government.
PRRC also lauded the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and local government of Manila and QC for their assistance during its operations.
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