DENR vows to fix Boracay flooding

The construction of Boracay’s drainage systems and flood control in three barangays of Yapak, Balabag and Manoc-Manoc are now ongoing. BOY RYAN ZABAL/AKEANFORUM

BORACAY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) assured it will address the flooding problem in some portions of this world-famous island.

Environment undersecretary Benny Antiporda vowed to take necessary steps to resolve the problem after a heavy rain submerged several low-lying areas in Boracay.

“Expect na magkaroon ng improvements ang mga areas na apektado ng flooding. These are isolated cases and rest assured we are doing our best for Boracay,” he stressed.

The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and Highways is tasked to undertake completion of Boracay’s drainage system and flood control infrastructures in three barangays of Yapak, Balabag and Manoc-Manoc.

TIEZA invested around P1 billion to implement Phase II of Boracay Flood Drainage Expansion Project to be completed by the end of 2019.

The road rehabilitation plan of the national government aimed to solve infrastructure and environmental issues in the famed island resort is also yet to be completed. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)


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