The flood control project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) along Padre Burgos Avenue from Luneta Pumping Station to Anda Street, Intramuros, Manila will be a great help during the rainy season.
“P. Burgos is one of the important connecting roads that provide access to several thoroughfares such as Taft Avenue, Rizal Avenue, Roxas Boulevard and Quezon Boulevard. It was also identified as one of the flood-prone areas within the metropolis,” Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said.
“Our goal is to directly catch the flood waters in the area around Manila City Hall and Intramuros which will be pumped out by the newly constructed pumping station, providing convenience to pedestrians and protection to properties,” he added.
Villar personally visited the Luneta Pumping Station to ensure the project will help reduce the intensity of the flooding area every time the rainy season sets in.
“We always make sure to expedite this kind of projects to ensure the safety of motorists and to improve roads which are vulnerable to flooding. DPWH is not only committed to building road networks but also to building disaster-risk reduction and resiliency infrastructures,” Villar said.
The flood control project includes two submersible pumps with a capacity of 0.75 cu. m. per sec. for flood waters to be easily discharged through a 600 mm. x 600 mm. pipe into Manila Bay. The total length of the drainage line is 2,268.5 lineal meters.