DPWH completes 2-kilometer drainage, pumping station to address flooding in Manila

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the P203.4 million flood control project that is seen to alleviate flooding around the vicinity of Manila City Hall and Intramuros during rainy season.

DPWH National Capital Region Director Melvin B. Navarro said the project which involves the construction of bigger reinforced concrete box culvert (RCBC) as drainage measuring 60 inches in diameter along the 2.27-kilometer Padre Burgos Avenue is now serviceable and linked with the newluy improved Luneta Pumping Station.

“Floodwaters can now be easily discharged to Manila Bay with the bigger draining capacity of our pipes, plus the two (2) submersible pumps with a capacity of 0.75 cubic meter per second,” said Director Navarro.

“The completion of this project is in time for the upcoming rainy season. Our goal is to directly catch the floodwaters in the area around Manila City Hall and Intramuros which will be pumped out by the newly constructed pumping station, providing convenience to pedestrians and protection to properties,” added Director Navarro.

The drainage was constructed at the stretch of P. Burgos Avenue from Luneta Pumping Station passing Manila City Hall to Anda Street, Intramuros. DPWH

Source: http://www.dpwh.gov.ph/dpwh/news/13307