Articles worth reading
The Quezon City government orders temporary closure of Muñoz public market along Roosevelt Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City on Friday (June 26, 2020) / PNA

DILG wants more local lockdowns 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) wants more localized lockdowns in Metro Manila amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “Ang point sana natin dito, kahit isang case pa lang i-lockdown mo na kaagad at ka...

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)

DICT unveis ‘digital connectivity’ plan 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) pushes for the improvement of internet service in the country through a three-pronged “digital connectivity” plan. During the online pre-State of the Nation Address forum...

Pasay prepares for rainy season 

account_balancePasay access_time5 days ago

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano asked all city offices to strengthen their preparedness and capacity to respond to various disaster scenarios, including a “perfect storm” event or combination or series of typhoons, heavy rains, flood...

Metro News

Estero de Tripa de Gallina / Youtube

DPWH desilts Manila creek

account_balanceMetro News account_circleMylene Santos chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Department of Public Works and Highwats (DPWH) said it completed the desilting activities on Estero de Tripa de Gallina, a tributary of Manila Bay.

The project aimed at desilting the Estero de Tripa de Gallina, which is considered the longest creek in Metro Manila, was completed at a cost of P46.5 million, Public Work and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said.

According to DPWH National Capital Region Director Ador Canlas, the desilting measure was undertaken along a 900-meter section of the creek “to ensure continuous flow of water and prevent accumulation of silt that lessens its water carrying capacity.”

“Desilting works along Estero de Tripa de Gallina will not only prevent flooding in the surrounding area, but with the trash and dirty silt being dredged, it will also avoid water contamination in larger bodies of water connected to the creek,” Canlas said.

Through the project, a total of 34,585.90 cubic meters of silt were dredged and hauled along the creek from Arnaiz Avenue/Libertad to Buendia, Pasay City.

“Estero de Tripa de Gallina flows to Manila Bay through Pasig River, hence dredging works are necessary to prevent further pollution as we implement our Manila Bay Rehabilitation programs,” Canlas added.

To complement the desilting effort initiated on the creek, two more dredging projects were implemented by the DPWH South Manila District Engineering Office (DEO) on other portions of Estero de Tripa de Gallina.

Meanwhile, desilting operations on the 1.5-kilometer stretch of Manila Bay from the United States Embassy to the Manila Yacht Club had been conducted by the DPWH Bureau of Equipment to support the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Dredging activities along Manila Bay tributaries including Estero de Pandacan, Concordia, Abad, Paco, Tanque, Balete, Provisor, and Sta. Clara are under way.

date_rangeDate Published
4 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

Home-based quarantine being discouraged

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

The government is discouraging home-based quarantine for those who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to minimize the risk of transmission within households. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, co-chair of the Inter-Agency Ta...

Speaker Alan Peter CayetanoSpeaker Alan Peter Cayetano

Congress denies being idle amid pandemic

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode4 days ago

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said the House of Representatives has been working on several measures to boost the government’s fight against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic while also tackling the pending franchise of media giant ABS-...

Photo Courtesy of MANJURUL/ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES PLUS

India, Canada want to tap PH for vaccine trials 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

India and Canada expressed interest to collaborate with the Philippines in their vaccine trials, an official from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) over the weekend, DOST-Phil...

Palace wants to move on from ABS-CBN franchise issue

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode23 hours ago

Malacañang Palace asked Filipinos to “move on” from the issue on the non-renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN Corp. The decision by the House of Representatives legislative franchises committee last Friday not to give ABS-CBN the a...

Department of Finance (DOF)

Fuel marking program to continue

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the fuel marking program will continue this year.   Department of Finance (DOF) data showed that as of July 2, 2020, the government was able to mark about 9.3 billion liters of fuel since the program s...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Pasig launches economic recovery plan House panel rejects ABS-CBN’s bid for new franchise 2020 declared as ‘Year of Filipino Health Workers’ Senator pushes perks for work-from-home scheme Banks agree to keep InstaPay transactions free until December Gov't allows motorcycle barriers for backrides Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature