P352-B flood control plan
Master plan of 11 infra projects bared
“The construction of the Marikina large dam would take a little more time. It has to go through the bidding process, which may take at least a year, then another year for sourcing of funds, also one year or more for detailed engineering and the procurement process, and finally the construction or project implementation phase of the project, which may take six years,” he said.
Gatan said the master plan represented the Aquino administration’s seriousness in dealing with the perennial flooding in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces.
“The political will is there,” he said. “The master plan will serve as the government’s road map and vision in managing floods until 2035.”
The plan, which has been ready since February, is the administration’s response to calls for solutions to the effects of wild weather, such as the widespread devastation caused by Tropical Storm “Ondoy” and Typhoon “Pepeng” in late September and early October 2009. Philippine Daily Inquirer