Maulan pa naman! Abby Binay urges DPWH to fast track drainagerehab projects


Makati mayor Abby Binay has called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to speed up the rehabilitation of drainages in the city, which caused heavy floods and traffic during the downpour on August 24.

Binay ordered Makati’s Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) to write to DPWH’s district engineer to rush the completion of the projects to avoid inconvenience when it rains again.

DEPW head Engineer Lauro Reyes asked DPWH District Engineer Arleen Beltran to give a date for the projects’ completion since the local government has been blamed for the floods and traffic caused by the ongoing construction works.

Among DPWH’s ongoing flood control projects in Makati include those in Makati Avenue (District 1) and Daffodil St., Begonia St., Aster St., Lilac St., Mullein St., at Azalea St. in Barangay Pembo (District 2).

Reyes attached to his letter news clippings and photos of the DPWH’s ongoing projects, as well as DEPW’s recommendation.