The Department of Public Works and Highways announced on Tuesday it has completed two major anti-flood projects worth more than P92 million in Metro Manila.
In Malabon City, the DPWH National Capital Region finished the construction of the P27.3-million flood control project that is seen to alleviate flooding around the city during the rainy season. The project involves two pumping stations along Barangay Muzon.
“The construction of the pumping stations is among the flood control projects that aims to improve management of floodwaters within affected areas through new and modernized flood control facilities,” said DPWH-NCR director Ador Canlas.
He said flooding in the surrounding areas particularly in barangays Baritan, Concepcion, Muzon and Bayan-Bayanan and parts of barangays Dampalit and Hulong-Duhat will be minimized.
Meanwhile, the agency also announced the early completion of the P65.16-million drainage-improvement project in Sampaloc, Manila.
Canlas said the vicinity of Estero de Calubcob is provided with a new flood mitigation system targeting all local drainages connected to Washington to P. Margal Drainage Main in Sampaloc.
“The carrying capacity of the estero is now proportional to the increase in the effectivity of the drainage system with the new booster pump,” he said.
Estero de Calubcob serves as an outfall for local drainages including Washington to Piy Margal Drainage Main which is a single barrel reinforced concrete box culvert, 1.40 x 2.45 in size that can handle a catchment area of 39.52 hectares or 0.39 sq.km.
“Our goal is to minimize the long-term damage to properties and daily lives of residents and commuters in the area by pumping water out of Estero de Calubcob in the event of floods in the area,” said Canlas.