Inauguration Ceremony of Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project Phase3 Under Japan’s ODA


Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 23- 2018

Inauguration Ceremony
Unveiling of Commemorative Plate

On April 29, Minister Keiichi Ishii of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Ambassador Koji Haneda and Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) attended the inauguration ceremony of the Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project Phase 3 in Pasig City.  At the ceremony, Secretary Villar expressed his gratitude to the Japanese government and stated that he is looking forward to Japan’s continued support for Phase 4 of the project.

As a coastal lowland area, Metro Manila has suffered from serious flood damage.  This project completed major works such as construction of revetment with river wall, dredging and construction of dike by utilizing Japan's disaster prevention technology at the Pasig-Marikina River. Combined with the project’s phase 1, wherein detailed design of the following projects was developed, and it’s phase 2, which implemented 16.4km of river improvement works, phase 3 of the project is expected to contribute to flood damage mitigation and sustainable urban economic development of the National Capital Region.