Expect less flooding in Manila city hall area, here’s why

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Flooding in the areas of Lawton and Intramuros, particularly in front of Manila city hall, will now be minimal.

This after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed the P203.4-million flood control project in the area.

DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) director Melvin Navarro said a larger concrete box culvert has been installed along the 2.27-kilometer Padre Burgos Avenue, which is linked with the newly improved Luneta Pumping Station.

The improved culvert would help floodwaters in front of the city hall and Intramuros subside faster.

“Floodwaters can now be easily discharged to Manila Bay with the bigger draining capacity of our pipes, plus the two submersible pumps with a capacity of 0.75 cubic meter per second,” Navarro said.

The drainage was constructed along P. Burgos Avenue from the Luneta Pumping Station passing Manila city hall to Anda street in Intramuros.

This is good news to all Manila commuters.