P203-M Manila flood control project done, says DPWH

MANILA In time for the rainy reason, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has reported the completion of the PHP203.4 million flood control project that is set to ease flooding in the areas of Manila City Hall and Intramuros.

In a statement, DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) Director Melvin Navarro said the project involved the construction of bigger reinforced concrete box culvert (RCBC) as drainage measuring 60 inches in diameter along the 2.27-kilometer Padre Burgos Avenue.

The completion of this project is in time for the upcoming rainy season, the DPWH-NCR official said.

He noted that it is now serviceable and linked with the newly improved Luneta Pumping Station.

Floodwaters can now be easily discharged to Manila Bay with the bigger draining capacity of our pipes, plus the two (2) submersible pumps with a capacity of 0.75 cubic meter per second, Navarro added.

The drainage was constructed at the stretch of P. Burgos Avenue from Luneta Pumping Station passing Manila City Hall to Anda Street, Intramuros.

Our goal is to directly catch the floodwaters in the area around Manila City Hall and Intramuros which will be pumped out by the newly constructed pumping station, providing convenience to pedestrians and protection to properties, he said. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency