The completion of a P279.3 million slope protection project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) along Taguig River will ensure safety of residents.
Being prone to river overflowing during the rainy season, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar reported that the protective structure will help prevent flooding in the City of Taguig and Pateros.
“As a tributary of Pasig River, Taguig River bounds places in Taguig and Pateros that are very susceptible to flooding. With the speedy completion of this project, residents can be more relieved knowing that a structure now safeguards their lives and properties,” said Secretary Villar.
Completed within six (6) months, the slope protection project with bank improvement was implemented into several phases and subprojects situated along Taguig Bridge, M.L. Quezon Bridge, and Taguig River East and West Bank.
Funded under the 2018 and 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA), the project was reported to be a part of a proposed linear park and roadway which will serve as an alternate route that will decongest traffic in Taguig.