The perennial flooding in Malabon during rainy season is expected to subside with the recent completion of two pumping stations.
Department of Public Works and Highways
(DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar announced the completion of the two pumping stations to address the flooding situation of Barangays Baritan, Concepcion, Muzon, Bayan-bayanan, and parts of Dampalit and Halong-duhat in Malabon City, Metro Manila last January 31, 2020. The project started in September 2018.
“In line with our core goal to save lives and properties, it is just fitting that we prioritize construction of flood mitigation projects nationwide. Safety and health conditions of residents in Malabon are now more ensured with the completion of these projects,” Secretary Villar said.
“The projects particularly aim to improve management of flood waters within the vicinity of Malabon City often flooded during the rainy season” DPWH NCR Ador G. Canlas said in his report to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar.
Malabon City has a low-lying, flat terrain that makes the city prone to flooding during heavy rains, high-tides and overflowing of dams and rivers.
The Malabon pumping station project,Malabon pumping station project, which costs Php27 million was funded under the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Less flooding for Imus and Bacoor cities in Cavite are also expected upon completion of the Imus River Basin Project costing Php1.5 billion targeted to be completed by November 2020.
Meanwhile, the DPWH announced in January the completion of the 374-linear meter Sorsogon road dike that protects coastal barangays of Panganiban, Pinontingan, and Ariman in the town of Gubat from storm surges.
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