"Daang Matuwid, Kaunlaran ang Hatid"
Reinforcing Flood Control and Allied Projects
During the third quarter of this year, DPWH XII Key Officials meet to address a very important issue regarding the flooding in areas near the Mindanao River Basin (MRB) in Cotabato City and other low- lying areas. It aimed to alleviate the flooding particularly in Cotabato City and the provinces of Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani which displaced thousands of residents and destroyed lives, properties and infrastructure.
Even ordinary rain causes flood. Rivers and marshes lack capacity to hold and channel floodwater because it is heavily silted; the rash and immeasurable flood water accumulated from other rivers especially Bukidnon River overflows along the streams after a heavy rain; the rising of sea level during high tide causing a backflow of water in the estuary; and, the accumulation of unwanted water hyacinths that clog waterways and even damage bridges. Read More