January 15, 2020 at 08:40 pm
The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the P279.3-million slope protection project along Taguig River that will ensure the safety of residents from floods during typhoons.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said the river is prone to overflowing during the rainy season and the construction of 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,” Villar said.
He said the project was completed in six months as 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.
The project is funded under the 2018 and 2019 General Appropriations Act, Villar said, adding 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.