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QC eyes rainwater collector and retarding basin project
Quezon City - On May 18, 2023, a fruitful discussion took place regarding the implementation of the Combined Rainwater Collector and Retarding Basin project in basketball courts and open spaces across Quezon City. Led by the Quezon City Engineering Department, the discussion involved the participation of several Barangay Captains, Action Officers, Homeowner's Association Officers, and other city departments.
The session commenced with opening remarks from Assistant City Administrator for Operation, Mr. Alberto H. Kimpo, who extended warm greetings to the attendees. He also expressed the need for cooperation and support from everyone involved in the project.
The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI), represented by Dr. Alfredo Lagmay and Dr. Harold Aquino, provided an in-depth explanation of the benefits of the proposed Retarding Basin for the city. Their expertise shed light on the importance of effective rainwater management to mitigate flooding and enhance the city's resilience.
An open forum was also conducted, allowing officials from various Homeowner's Associations to voice their concerns and provide valuable insights as part of the program.
In his closing remarks, Atty. Mark Dale Diamond P. Perral, City Engineer, shared some valuable knowledge he gained from his recent official trip to Israel. He expressed his enthusiasm for improving the city's infrastructure and conveyed his gratitude to all those who attended and showed support for the program.
The discussion served as an important platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas, address concerns, and strengthen collaboration for the successful implementation of the Combined Rainwater Collector and Retarding Basin project. The Quezon City Engineering Department remains committed to creating a more sustainable and resilient city, and the engagement of various stakeholders is crucial in achieving this goal.
By constructing rainwater collectors and implementing retarding basins, Quezon City aims to enhance its flood control measures, reduce the impact of heavy rainfall, and ensure the safety and well-being of its residents. This project aligns with the city's ongoing efforts to improve its infrastructure and enhance its resilience against natural disasters.
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