The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region X will be installing a megaflood control system using up-to-date technology to mitigate the flood problem in the Bitan-ag Creek, Limketkai, and USTP areas. This was disclosed by Cagayan de Oro 2nd Dist. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez during a recent meeting held at DPWH-X office in Bulua.

Accordingly, the project includes installation of flood water pumps and booster pumps in three strategic locations: Bitan-ag Creek, Agora Market area, and the Butuan-CdeO-Iligan Road conjunction. The automated pumps will draw large volumes of water out from the LimKetkai/USTP area to Macajalar Bay while efficiently removing high volume of trash that is clogging the Bitan-ag Creek. The project is estimated to cost P925 million: P150 million per booster pump station (with 2 water booster pumps in each station for 3 stations) and P475 million for the water pumping station (with 4 water pumps) to discharge the water to Macajalar Bay over the gate installed at the mouth of Bitan-ag Creek. The gate will prevent the water from returning to the creek during high tide discharges from the water pumps.

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Present during the meeting were DPWH-10 Regional Director Zenaida Tan, Planning Division chief Engr. Ben Caliao, 2nd District Congressional office chief-of-staff Atty. Regine Rodriguez, PPA CdeO Manager Bong Butaslac, and representatives of NEDA and city officials of CdeO. Mr. Jun Oroña of Centrifugal Machinery presented his proposal to solve the problem of flooding in the said area.

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photos/text by Rufus B Rodriguez FB page

The proposed project is part of the eight big-ticket projects Cong. Rufus identified earlier. View related post below.

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