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MMDA: Flood control projects completed

Ralph Edwin Villanueva - The Philippine Star
MMDA: Flood control projects completed
Last year, the audit body identified 59 unfinished flood control projects of the MMDA in the metropolis due to several factors brought by the pandemic.
Edd Gumban

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported yesterday that its flood control projects flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA) were “substantially completed” this year.

Last year, the audit body identified 59 unfinished flood control projects of the MMDA in the metropolis due to several factors brought by the pandemic.

In a statement, MMDA Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office head Baltazar Melgar said the flood mitigation projects are currently operational.

“Now that we are slowly returning to normal following the easing of COVID restrictions, we are reassessing our processes to ensure the completion of our flood control projects,” he said.

Melgar also said all 77 pumping stations of the MMDA are working at full capacity.

The agency continues to conduct flood-mitigation activities to declog and clean up waterways, he said.

“The projects flagged by the COA need only minor improvements such as pipe-laying, drainage and riverbank repairs as well as rehabilitation of waterways leading to the MMDA-operated pumping stations,” Melgar said.    

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