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20,000-hectare catchment basin eyed to solve flooding in Pampanga

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FLOODING PROBLEM. Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson discusses the master plan to permanently solve the yearly flooding problem in Pampanga and parts of other Central Luzon provinces. Photo by Jun Malig/Rappler
The proposed Pampanga River Basin Flood Control Master Plan will include the construction of a dike, a controlled retarding basin, and the widening of the Pampanga River and its tributaries

PAMPANGA, Philippines (Mar. 18, 2016) — To permanently solve the perennial flooding problem in the 7 low-lying towns of this province, some 20,000 hectares of farmland at the Candaba Swamp in Candaba town need to be converted into a controlled water retarding basin.

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