The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is on the final stages of construction of flood control structures along Nangka River at Barangay Fortune, Marikina City to ensure the safety of nearby residents and their properties.
Since the stretch of Nangka River traverses a number of communities living in San Mateo, Rizal and Marikina, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar assured the public that the department is implementing more flood mitigation projects along the river to ensure the protection of residents affected during strong typhoons.
“As one of the cities that are gravely flooded during strong typhoons, the Marikina government usually instructs residents in low-lying areas to evacuate. The department hopes to provide aid on this problem by continuously seeking effective flood mitigation initiatives,” Villar added.
Currently with a 91% accomplishment rate, DPWH NCR Director Ador G. Canlas added that the 334.75-linear meter project will be finished way ahead of its target completion by April 2020.
The P45 million flood control structure, which involves replacement of ripraps and concrete gravity walls, is funded under the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and implemented by DPWH Metro Manila I District Engineering Office (DEO).