Pasig River Project Update

Pasig River Project Update

10.05.2011 - Posted by
Following my last post (see Jan 2011), the tributary to the Pasig River near the Paco Market has undergone a massive transformation. Works including litter removal, installation of floating water treatment systems (from Biomatrix Water) and canal edge planting and beautification have transformed the canal from this:

To this:

The local resident “River Warriors” did most of the manual work and are quickly becoming a very skilled work force dedicated to the Pasig River cleanup. This section of works was opened in early April by the tireless force leading the project, Gina Lopez, Director of the ABS-CBN Foundation. The opening was attended by President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines in a show of national support for this ambitious project.

The physical transformation of the Paco River certainly looks amazing. It will now be interesting to follow the operation of the treatment and see the impact of the floating islands on water quality.