He also said they are looking into the possibility that the Camp Aguinaldo golf course released water from its retarding basin
, causing nearby drains to overflow.
Under the master plan, the DPWH proposes the creation of a huge retarding basin
so that floodwaters during the rainy season would be contained in one area, instead of wreaking havoc in large portions of Central Luzon, especially Pampanga.
Villar said the DPWH was eyeing the Cebu City Sports Center as site for a retarding basin
The DPWH eventually decided not to push through with the plan to build a retarding basin
inside UST after the opposition from the school management.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) clarified on Wednesday that it has abandoned its plan to build a retarding basin
beneath a National Cultural Treasure inside the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
It will fund the implementation of structural measures (such as construction of a new dike/retaining wall and retarding basin
, installation of gate and drainage outlets, and improvement of Kagayan Bridge), as well as non-structural measures (such as preparation/updating of the flood hazard map, and putting in place a flood forecasting and warning system) in areas surrounding the river, the Department of Finance said.
To contain flooding in Cavite, the President said the government was negotiating for the purchase of a 50-hectare private property that would serve as a "retarding basin
" for floodwaters coming from the Imus and Bacoor rivers and other waterways.
To strengthen and coordinate policy-making and planning for flood management, integrated with storm water drainage, urban drainage and appropriate retention or retarding basins
in order to plan for, prevent and minimize the detrimental and catastrophic effects of flooding and intense and longer droughts;
The other project, he said, involves the construction of two retarding basins
in the cities of Bacoor and Imus.