Imus and Bacoor expect less flooding as river basin project nears completion

Imus Bacoor Less flooding
Cavite’s Imus and Bacoor River Basin Project will be completed this 2020. Photo from PIA.

Less flooding for Imus and Bacoor cities in Cavite are expected upon completion of the River Basin Project this 2020. Residents of the low-lying areas of the cities of Imus and Bacoor can then express sighs of relief as the perennial flooding they encounter may already be a thing of the past.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on February 7, 2020, that they will be taking advantage of the summer months to push the Imus and Bacoor Retarding Basins of the Flood Risk Management Project for the Imus River to be completed in 2020.

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DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office Operations and Technical Services Emil K. Sadain reported to Secretary Mark A. Villar that the project costing Php1.5 billion is targeted to be completed by November 2020.

The project is funded through a loan agreement between the Government of the Philippines and Government of Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Usec. Sadain added, “With at least 20 typhoons a year bringing serious damage in the country, providing vulnerable communities flood mitigation projects has always been one of the principal strategies of DPWH.”

The Imus and Bacoor Basins River Project is being implemented by DPWH UPMO Flood Control Management Cluster Project Director Ramon A. Arriola III.

In January 2020 the National Economic Development Authority approved the Bataan-Cavite Mega Bridge over Manila Bay waters to ease traffic going north.

Another road dike was completed in Sorsogon and is expected to protect the barangays from storm surges while providing travelers a view of the ocean.

River bridge projects across the country have been undertaken, among them, the Kalibo Bridge in Western Visayas that opened in January in Aklan and cut travel time to Boracay Island and the soon-to-be completed New Clark City’s Sacobia Bridge connecting to other Clark districts that runs across Sacobia River to cut travel time to 15 minutes.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the people of Imus and Bacoor in Cavite province for the upcoming relief from flooding with the River Basin Project completion in 2020!

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