Parañaque reclamation to ease floods, says firm

Via Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

“An International consulting firm has assured the public that the planned reclamation of the Parañaque coastal area would help ease flooding in the city and in neighboring Las Piñas, contrary to environmental groups’ claims that the project would worsen flooding in the area…   But various environmental groups, under the Save Freedom Island Movement, are opposed to the project, saying that contrary to DHI’s assertions, eight barangays in Parañaque and 14 in Las Piñas will experience worse flooding due to the project.   The group also claimed, the project would affect the livelihood of some 10,000 fishermen and vendors in the area.”