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New pumping stations are expected to increase the flood resistance of Metro Manila.

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In order to further reduce the flooding issue in Metro Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Wednesday that it would add more pumping stations.

In order to reach its objective of making Metro Manila flood-resistant, the MMDA would prioritize its flood control and management projects next year, according to vice chairperson Frisco San Juan Jr. of the organization.

“Siyempre, gusto natin na ang pagbaha ay talagang mapawi na at hindi na mangyari, lalo na dito sa Kamaynilaan, kung saan ito po ang ating capital, financial capital, government capital, at marami po tayong mga mamamayan na nandidito sa

He claimed that MMDA regularly updates its flood-mitigating stations.

Additionally, it is presently researching the development of a brand-new pumping station in Tatalon, Araneta, Quezon City.

“In terms of flood control, we are constantly improving or upgrading the pumping stations in the Metro Manila,” he said. “At sa atin pong mga kapaligiran, iyong atin pong flood control kagaya ng binanggit natin kanina ay patuloy ang ating pag-i-improve/upgrade ng ating mga pumping stations dito sa Kamaynilaan

As an additional flood mitigation step, he claimed that MMDA is also cleaning up canals, esteros, and waterways.

In response to the effects of climate change, the agency previously pledged to step up efforts and measures to make Metro Manila more flood-resistant.

In November, Romando Artes, the acting head of the MMDA, expressed optimism that the Metro Manila Flood Control Project will be effectively extended to address flood management challenges in the National Capital Region.

The World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank-funded project is scheduled to end on November 30, 2024.

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