A NEW flood control structure along the right bank of the Marikina River in Barangay Batasan Hills, Quezon City has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced. has recently completed to protect citizens against flooding. The P93-million project covers the construction of a 152-linear meter, 12-meter high river wall in Vista Real Subdivision, Phase II. “By constructing flood control projects like this, we hope to protect lives and properties and avoid experiencing the same devastation to Metro Manila in 2009 by typhoon Ondoy,” DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said in a statement. Tropical storm Ondoy (international name: Ketsana), which struck Luzon in September 2009, put the National Capital Region and several provinces under a state of calamity.