The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be working hand-in-hand in crafting the Master Plan and Feasibility Study on Flood Control and Drainage Project in Davao City.
This is after DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar and JICA Philippines Office Chief Representative Yoshio Wada formally signed on April 23 the Records of Discussions (RD) for the conduct of feasibility study needed in the formulation of a master plan towards flood prevention in Davao City following the Integrated Watershed Resources Management (IWRM) Approach, DPWH said.
The event was held in DPWH Central Office, Port Area, Manila attended by officials from DPWH and JICA.
DPWH said the study will be carried out in three stages: (1) the basic study of the consolidation of basic information/data; (2) the master plan study for the drainage and flood-control of Davao City which includes Davao River, Matina River, and Talomo River Basin; and (3) the conduct of feasibility study on urgent and/priority projects.
“Davao City’s Flood Control and Drainage Project Master Plan and Feasibility Study will be finalized within 24-month time frame, and by then can be utilized in implementing projects that will mitigate damage of flooding in Davao City,” DPWH said.
“The project aims to enhance the river basin and improve drainage system in Davao City in accordance with JICA’s Environmental and Social Considerations,” it added.