DPWH aims 2020 completion of Imus River flood reduction project

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will take advantage of the dry season of CY 2020 to deliver the full completion of overflow dikes in Imus and Bacoor Retarding Basins of the Flood Risk Management Project for Imus River.

In his report to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office Operations and Technical Services Emil K. Sadain said that the project costing P1.5 billion is targeted to be completed by November 2020.

Funded through a loan agreement between the Government of the Philippines and Government of Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Imus Retarding Basin and Bacoor Retarding Basin will help mitigate flooding in Imus and Bacoor Cities in the Province of Cavite, said Undersecretary Sadain.

The project is being implemented by DPWH UPMO Flood Control Management Cluster headed by Project Director Ramon A. Arriola III.

“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,” Usec. Sadain added.