Mahiga Creek will be dredged, desilted, and de-clogged to avoid floods. (Image: My Cebu Photo Blog)
The Department of Public Works and Highways Region 7 (DPWH-7) will spend a total of PhP1.15 billion for dredging, desilting, and de-clogging projects in Cebu City. These flood control projects will be implemented before the end of 2017 or early 2018.
Among the creeks covered by the plan are Mahiga Creek and Tejero Creek. Cebu City Councilor Jerry Giuardo has said that informal settlers occupying riverbanks and danger zones will have to be moved to a relocation site.
DPWH-7 will secure the services of contractors to carry out the planned flood control projects.