DPWH: P4.9 billion spent for NCR, Regions 3, 4A flood-control projects

The government has invested P4.9 billion in structural and nonstructural flood-mitigating projects for the National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 3 and 4A, a Cabinet official said.

Public Works Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said the 96 completed projects are part of the P5-billion Priority High-Impact Flood-Control program for Metro Manila and its neighboring regions in the Flood Management Master Plan.

The bulk of the completed projects— 46 of them—are contracts under the program for Valenzuela, Obando and Meycauayan. The projects involve the construction and improvement of flood control and river walls, desilting, and installation of pumping stations.

The government is spending P351 billion for long-term structural flood- mitigation measures. There are 11 multiyear projects under the Flood Management Master Plan, including the improvement of the San Juan River, the Pasig-Marikina River and the construction of a box culvert in Blumentritt, Manila.

 

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