Inaasahang maiibsan na ang pagbaha sa mga mabababang lugar matapos pasinayaan ang dalawang retarding basin sa Imus, Cavite noong Huwebes, Setyembre 23.
Pinangunahan ito nina Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhiko Koshikawa at Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar kasama sina DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil K. Sadain; Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Eigo Azukizawa, Cavite 2nd District Representative Strike Revilla; at Cavite 3rd District Representative Alex L. Advincula.
Dumalo rin dito sina DPWH UPMO Flood Control Management Cluster (FCMC) Project Director Ramon A. Ariola III; UPMO Project Directors Benjamin A. Bautista and Rodrigo I. Delos Reyes; at Project Manager Aurelio C. Mendoza.
Ayon kay DPWH Sec. Villar, “The project will help address flooding woes in low-lying areas affected by the confluence of Imus River and Bacoor River.”
Matatagpuan ito sa Brgy. Anabu sa Imus na may lawak na 35 ektarya at sa Brgy. Buhay na Tubig sa Bacoor na may laki na siyam na ektarya.
“When water level increases during flooding, the floodwater overflows into the retarding basins and will be discharge once the water level in Imus and Bacoor River subsides or at normal rate,” ayon sa Facebook post ng DPWH.
“These constructed retarding basins will temporarily store most, if not all, of the rainwater run-off during very high rainfall to reduce the peak volume of flood flow and later release at regulated rate,” ayon naman sa pahayag ni DPWH Usec Sadain sa inilabas na statement sa Facebook page ng ahensya.
Samantala, ang naturang proyekto ay pinondohan ng JICA sa ilalim ng kanilang official development assistance at isinagawa ng DPWH-Unified Project Management Operations Office.
Thumbnail photo via Department of Public Works and Highways Facebook page