test

Guarantee infra initiatives resolve flooding


Sen. Grace Poe has asked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to lay down its existing infrastructure and plans to control the perennial flooding in Metro Manila.

Senator Grace Poe questions Division of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Manuel Bonoan concerning flooding points in Metro Manila. FILE PHOTOS

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Grace Poe has requested the Division of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to put down its present infrastructure and plans to regulate the perennial flooding in Metro Manila.

Through the deliberation of the Senate sub-committee on finance on the DPWH’s 2024 funds, Poe stated quite a lot of areas within the capital area simply get inundated after a sudden downpour which strands commuters, makes roads impassable and causes gridlock.

“Sa EDSA, kung umulan ng malakas, kahit sandali lang, baha na sa Camp Aguinaldo at tuloy tuloy na ang site visitors hanggang Makati,” the top of the Senate committee on public providers stated.

(If it rains closely, EDSA, even only for a short time, will get simply flooded particularly close to Camp Aguinaldo, and heavy site visitors continues all the way in which to Makati.)

“Might mga water pumps ba kayo? Please undergo our workplace kung ilan ang water pumps nyo at kung gumagana, kasi ano ba ang nagiging problema doon?” Poe added.

(Do you have got any water pumps? Please undergo our workplace what number of water pumps you have got and if they’re working as a result of what actually is the issue there?)

The senator additionally sought a report and video footages from the DPWH on the continuing dredging initiatives in Metro Manila and close by provinces to see their influence.

She stated that contractors employed for dredging initiatives ought to be certain that the dredged supplies are correctly disposed.

“Itong dredging nakakatakot dahil minsan hindi naman ginagawa, hindi measurable. Can we ask the contractors and the DPWH to ship us a each day video of what they dredge, how a lot and the place they put the supplies they dredge as a result of if we don’t have proof that they’re doing it correctly, we received’t be capable of resolve the perennial flooding,” Poe stated.

(Dredging is frightening as a result of typically it’s not even being accomplished, and it’s not measurable. Can we ask the contractors and the DPWH to ship us a each day video of what they dredge, how a lot, and the place they put the supplies they dredge as a result of if we don’t have proof that they’re doing it correctly, we received’t be capable of resolve the perennial flooding.)

READ: Rainwater inundates most components of Edsa as soon as once more on Thursday

Poe careworn that seeing to it that infrastructure initiatives are correctly applied is a part of the oversight operate of the Senate on departments which search their funds from Congress.

“Malaking ginhawa sa ating mga kababayan kung masosolusyunan ang problema ng baha sa pamamagitan ng funds na pinagkakaloob ng Kongreso sa mga ahensya gaya ng DPWH,” Poe stated.



Your subscription couldn’t be saved. Please attempt once more.



Your subscription has been profitable.

(It will be a big reduction for our fellow countrymen if the issue of flooding might be resolved by the funds allotted by Congress to businesses just like the DPWH.)



Latest articles

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here