2-billion Ambal-Simuay River and Rio Grande de Mindanao River
Flood Control project to be rolled out also by the DPWH will involve the construction of various flood management infrastructure such as dikes and floodgates along the Ambal-Simuay and Rio Grande de Mindanao, which are parts of the Mindanao River
Basin, the second largest river basin in the country, the state planning agency Neda said in a statement Tuesday.
During its meeting last week, the NEDA-ICC-CabCom approved the Ambal-Simuay river and Rio Grande de Mindanao river
flood control projects and the construction of 10 proposed priority bridges crossing Pasig-Marikina river as well as the Manggahan floodway.
2 billion will be spent for the Ambal-Simuay River and Rio Grande de Mindanao River
Flood Control Projects.
According to the IFG, the projects covered by the COBP for 2018-2020 include the Central Spine Roll-On/ Roll-Off (RORO) Project and the Mindanao River
Basin Flood Control Project.
Aquino and his team also witnessed thousands of government soldiers, private volunteers, and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front help open EoACA clusters of 30 hectares of water hyacinths under the Delta Bridge, allowing the swollen Rio Grande de Mindanao river
to spread to the Moro Gulf on Mindanao's eastern seaboard.
The projects that got the NEDA-ICC's nod were the Ambal-Simuay River and Rio Grande de Mindanao River
Flood Control Projects cumulatively worth P39.
Among the specific projects covered by the ADB loan program were the Central Spine Roll-On/Roll-Off project as well as the Mindanao River
Basin Flood Control project, the DOF-IFG said.
Also covered by the initiative are eight rivers including Cagayan River Basin, Abra River System, Agusan River Basin, Bicol River Basin, Pampanga River Basin, Mindanao River
Basin, Agusan River Basin, and Agno River Basin.
2-billion Mindanao River
Rehabilitation and Development Program (MRRDP), a project which is designed to address frequent floods in Mindanao provinces and cities spanned by major rivers connected to the 220,000-hectare Liguasan Marsh.
Minda, Malacanang's development arm in the south, had taken over the responsibilities of the Mindanao River
Basin Task Force (MRBTF) - which had implemented measures in the past to prevent tributaries from overflowing and inundating areas around the Liguasan Marsh - since 2011.
MinDa, for its part, performs an oversight function in all Mindanao river
basins, attuned to its Mindanao Nurturing Our Waters Program.
Cotabato City - Concerned government line agencies and local government units (LGUs) are intensifying efforts for the prompt implementation of the long-stunted Mindanao River
Basin (MRB) project, which technical experts consider as an ultimate solution to the perennial floods in three southern regions.