THREE major waterways will be rehabilitated to lessen floods during heavy rains and to transform their surroundings into tourist attractions.
The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PPRC) informed Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurung during a regular executive meeting that three tributaries in Quezon City—San Francisco River, Pasong Tamo Creek and Culiat Creek—will undergo major rehabilitation.
The work to be done includes collection of solid wastes, claim of the three-meter legal easement, dredging works, bank improvement, linear park development and community development.
The PRRC revealed that the QC river/creeks rehabilitation project is expected to have the most impact on flood mitigation and on the development of San Francisco Riverbank near Barangays Talayan, Mariblo and Damayan.
The commission said the San Francisco River project will cost more than P220 million for its three packages; the Pasong Tamo Creek, more than P74 million; and Culiat Creek, more than P124 million.
Each of the projects is expected to be finished within a nine-month period. However, delays might be encountered, particularly in right-of-way negotiations with private property owners, or questions on the legal three-meter easement being implemented in the project.
The PRRC is expecting the three river/creek tributaries in the city to attract tourists because of linear parks that will make the river/creeks environs fresh and green in the next few months.