Mandaue mayor organizes meeting to discuss drainage master plan

CEBU.Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes. (Photo by Honey Cotejo)
CEBU.Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes. (Photo by Honey Cotejo)

MANDAUE City Mayor Jonas Cortes announced that he will be meeting with representatives of local and national agencies possibly next week to discuss the city's comprehensive drainage master plan.

This was prompted by the massive flooding that Mandaue City experienced due to recent heavy rains in the past few days, displacing more than a hundred families and increasing travel time for passengers.

Many Mandauehanons have asked for updates on the city's drainage master plan.

Cortes said on Saturday, September 16, that the meeting's main focus will be on projects that are aligned with the drainage master plan.

Participants in the conference may also include representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Cebu City Government.

Cortes claimed to have discovered many drainages that were either clogged with silt, or not big enough to handle heavy water flow during an inspection this week with the representatives from the City Planning and Development Office.

In order to handle a large amount of rainwater, Cortes said the City requires extra drainage outfalls (discharge sites).

The master plan was started by the City in 2017 to permanently address its recurrent flooding issue. (HIC)

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