The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Northern Mindanao has considered plans to widen major waterways in Cagayan de Oro City including Bitan-ag Creek as among its long-term solutions to address urban flooding in the city but road right-of-way problems (RROW) including presence of informal settlers are hindering the said plans.

In a report from SunStar CDO, a DPWH official was quoted as saying that Bitan-ag Creel for example will be widened by at least 12 meters. Accordingly, the plan is feasible but still needs intervention from the city government to clear the area of people living beside the canal or creek.

DPWH is currently working on two major drainage projects in the city near Agora and in Carmen.

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