By Leslie D. Venzon
MANILA, July 9 (PNA) — Malacanang on Thursday assured the public that government has made good progress in the implementation of projects to mitigate the impact of floods in the metropolis.
In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is undertaking various flood control projects, including drainage improvement.
Coloma said Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is also cleaning up esteros and canals in areas frequently affected by flooding during the rainy season.
The Palace official also cited the long-term ‘extensive’ government infrastructure projects, which are set to be completed by 2035.
“Mapapansin din natin na bagamat tuloy-tuloy ‘yung pag-uulan at nagkaroon ng pagbaha, hindi pa naman tayo nakararanas sa kasalukuyan ‘nung nakabinbin ‘yung tubig baha at nananatili ito sa mataas na pagbaha,” he said. (PNA)