Construction of Mega Pumping Station in Valenzuela City Underway

Monday, May 2, 2022

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced the start of civil works for the ₱234-million pumping station in the flood-prone Barangay Veinte Reales in Valenzuela City.

DPWH Senior Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut, relaying the message of DPWH Secretary Roger G. Mercado during the recent groundbreaking ceremony of the project, emphasized the importance of such flood mitigation structures which strengthen the country’s resilience on the widespread impacts of global climate change.

Valenzuela 1st District Representative Wes Gatchalian recalled how the residents and businesses around the area of Barangay Veinte Reales would suffer from devastating high floods.

The mega pumping station project implemented by DPWH Metro Manila 3rd District Engineering Office (MM3DEO), is expected to address the city’s perennial flooding problem as well as of neighboring areas along Meycauayan River.

Once the flood control project is completed, it will complement the 17 existing pumping stations in Valenzuela City.