Davao City gets P2B worth of flood-mitigating projects, says official


The national government has poured in around P2-billion for infrastructure projects to mitigate flooding problem in Davao City.

City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) Head Engr. Ivan Cortez said the flood-mitigating projects are either ongoing or in the pipeline.

For La Verna area, he said the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) funded in 2021 the P100 million for the completion of the pump house; P50 million for the Construction of Retarding Basin; P105 million for the improvement of La Verna Creek; and, P3 million for the rehabilitation/improvement of the drainage system.

The DPWH proposed projects for 2022 in the same area include the P395 million worth of construction of drainage structure and P340 million construction of retarding basin. For 2023 are the P300 million construction for retarding basin and P500 million improvement of the La Verna Creek.

Also proposed for funding by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is the construction, land acquisition, and compensation for Sasa Creek Drainage Area worth P507 million.