THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said its P279.3-million slope protection project along the Taguig River is expected to be completed within the first half of the year.
“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,” the DPWH said in a statement Wednesday.
It said the P279.3-million slope protection project is being built to ensure the safety of residents in the area, which is prone to flooding from the river, especially during the rainy season.
The DPWH said the project was funded out of the 2018 and 2019 General Appropriations Acts (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,” it said.
According to Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar, the new structure will help prevent flooding in both Taguig City and Pateros.
The DPWH considers some places in Taguig and Pateros to be 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.
In 2015, the DPWH issued a department order covering the implementation of flood control and drainage/slope protection projects which are funded, or proposed for funding, by the national government under the DPWH infrastructure program. — Arjay L. Balinbin