Flood Control Projects Get Funding

Manila Bulletin, September 19, 2012 | Go to article overview

Flood Control Projects Get Funding


MANILA, Philippines - To address the urgent flooding problem in the country's capital, the national government has allotted P5 billion for the implementation of a flood management master plan in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

In a statement, Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad said the funding will support 15 high-impact flood-control projects in areas frequently affected by floods in recent years.

Abad said the fund will be under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and was already confirmed by National Economic and Development Council (NEDA) chief Arsenio M. Balisacan during a recently concluded NEDA Board Meeting.

"The recently approved allotment will support the implementation of a flood management master plan in these areas, where floodwaters begin to rise even with moderate rainshowers," Abad said.

Under the flood management master plan, the DPWH - together with the Metro Manila Development Authority and concerned local government units - will execute flood risk and drainage management projects in targeted areas to avert the destructive effects caused by floods in recent years.

The master plan will also serve as the government's road map for the implementation of a long-term flood mitigation master plan until 2035.

The P5-billion infrastructure fund will be divided among 15 projects, which were prioritized according to a number of key factors, including the degree of flood risk in each area and the viability of implementing the technical, social, and environmental aspects of the plan.

The fund allocation includes budgetary support to a number of critical flood-management and drainage projects in Metro Manila, including P765 million to strengthen and restore the Manila Bay seawall along Roxas Boulevard and Luneta, as well as the construction of flood gates and pumping stations to prevent water surges from Manila Bay. The project aims to make Roxas Boulevard passable to vehicles in all kinds of weather.

Additionally, P370 million will be used to support the Upper Marikina River Improvement Project. The project will entail the improvement or construction of the Parapet Wall along Nangka River to prevent floodwater overflow from the river. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Flood Control Projects Get Funding
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.