ACOSTA, NERIC O.
UN SDG: 11.Safe Cities and Communities
Submitted By: Louis Banzon
Accomplishment Date: 2013-04-05 00:00:00
Accomplishment Title: LLDA-DPWH Flood Control and River Protection Convergence Project
Using the P780 million budget for the project, LLDA, together with DPWH, will implement the construction and rehabilitation of river control structures on various rivers flowing into Laguna Lake such as on Mabitac, Sta. Maria, Sta. Cruz, Biñan, and San Pedro Rivers in the province of Laguna, as the government’s response to prevent the same damage and devastation caused by previous floods due to typhoons and heavy rains.
Sec. J. R. Nereus O. Acosta, Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection and LLDA General Manager said that LLDA is not merely a regulatory agency. He added, “Through sustainable and long term projects like these, we envision LLDA as a major developmental agency that can create positive impacts in addressing flooding and other perennial natural disasters exacerbated by manmade causes like uncontrolled logging and improper garbage disposal.”