PNoy bares flood control plans

Posted at Aug 09 2012 03:07 PM | Updated as of Mar 10 2017 12:50 PM

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MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino on Thursday said his administration is working to find a more permanent solution to the perennial problem of floods in Marikina and other flood-prone areas in Metro Manila.

Aquino bared plans to put up a combination of a dam and aqueduct tunnel system upstream at the Marikina River to divert water to Laiban Watershed so that in times of heavy rainfall, the river does not swell downstream.

He said he is still frustrated with residents who refuse to evacuate their homes despite warnings from government.

ANC News Now, August 9, 2012