MANILA Officials from the Japanese Embassy in Manila and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) visited on Friday several improvement projects along Pasig River being funded by the Japan government.
The site inspection was led by Ambassador Koji Haneda and DPWH Secretary Mark Villar aboard a river boat, who checked on Guadalupe and Lambingan bridges set for seismic improvement in 2019, as well as the ongoing Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project.
The river channel improvement project already completed major works such as construction of revetment with river wall, and the dredging and construction of dike along the river through the use of Japan's disaster prevention technology.
The project is expected to contribute in flood damage mitigation and sustainable urban economic development in the National Capital Region.
Meanwhile, the seismic improvement project for the bridges is expected to improve the structures' earthquake resistance and to contribute for its early recovery in case of a disaster.
The bridges' scheduled development is funded under Tokyo's Metro Manila Priority Bridges Seismic Improvement Project. (Japan Embassy PR)
Source: Philippine News Agency