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Flood control plan for Metro Manila completed

Manila (19 November) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) completed the comprehensive integrated flood control to address perennial flood problems in Metro Manila.

MMDA Chairman Francis N. Tolentino recently handed over to President Aquino the four-volume document titled "Flooding Situation in Metro Manila" which provides a detailed assessment of the flooding situation in the metropolis and citing several factors which cause floods based on the evaluation of historical events.

The document aims to provide all concerned government agencies, local government units and other policy-making bodies with comprehensive information on available flood control programs and projects to address long time flooding problem.

According to Chairman Tolentino, the new plan responds to the current needs of Metro Manila. The MMDA is currently using the old flood control plan which was formulated in 1952.

Tolentino also said that most of the ideas in the old flood control plan may have already been superseded because of the changes in land use and landscape of the metropolis.

However, the MMDA chief stressed that previous plans and studies were cited and considered in the assessment.

The document is a joint undertaking of the MMDA's Office of the Assistant General Manager for Planning and the Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office. It is also a result of intensive reviews, data assessment and information gathering done by technical experts.

Volume I of the comprehensive integrated flood control plan presents the preliminary assessment of the flooding situation in Metro Manila, with a background on the physical characteristics of the region. It also identifies the eight perennial flood-prone areas.

The second volume present details with recommended interventions in flood reduction and measures to address flooding.

Volume III incorporates various flood preparedness guidelines including life-saving procedures and protocols.

The last volume compiles legal issuances on flood control management and other relevant information on the matter.

Meanwhile, the City Government of Muntinlupa and the MMDA jointly adopted the flood control measures for the local government unit.

Mayor San Pedro and Chairman Tolentino inspected one of the clogged drainage manholes in Barangay Tunasan, Muntinlupa City. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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