LAND owner and developer Genvi Development Corp. yesterday assured the public there will be no more flooding this rainy season in the areas near Monterrazas de Cebu.
Twelve detention ponds are already operational in the 210-hectare urban residential resort community development in Guadalupe, Cebu City to deal with flooding, the company said.
According to Ting Agbisit, vice president for construction and technical planning, “there are already four detention ponds located in Northridge and eight in the Peaks. We are planning to add 12 ponds after a few years.”
Monterrazas started their development in April 2007 and it spans four kilometers and 210 hectares of land covering portions of Barangays Guadalupe, Labangon, Tisa, Sapangdaku and Buhisan.
In past years, landslides in nearby barangays were blamed on the upscale subdivision and caused the suspension of the development. But after they put up flood mitigation measures, the ban was lifted in 2009 by then mayor Tomas Osmeña.
Monterrazas at that time was still under Landco Pacific Corp., which severed their ties with lot owner Genvi last February. Genvi then took hold of Monterrazas.