Pasig River rehabilitation effort recognized in 1st Asia RiverPrize Awards

The Pasig River rehabilitation project has been recognized in the first Asia River Prize awards held in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, October 16.



The busiest 27-kms Pasig River bested China's Yangtze River in terms of restoration and management effort.

The Asia Riverprize judges were quoted saying they were impressed by the scale of the problem and the scaled of the response to the problem faced by Pasig River.

The once declared biologically dead in the 90's due to rapid urbanization now through PRRC and its partners river restoration and management efforts have effectively brought the Pasig River back to life.

"These efforts have included delivering quality projects, programs, activities, and advocacies in easement recovery, riverbank development, waste and water quality management and public awareness," the award-giving body said.

PRRC started the rehabilitation of Pasig River in January 1999 with its objective bringing the waterway to its historical pristine condition conducive for the propagation of fihes and other aquatic resources, transport, recreation and tourism.

The Pasig River through PRRC together with the cooperation of the people has no doubt it will achieved the soon to be  arts and culture hub of the Metro Manila in the creative campaign dubbed "Taga-Alog Ilog Pasig: Balik Tanaw, Balik Sigla!."

Being the winner this year Asia Riverprize, Pasig River will automatically qualify for stage two of the Theiss International Riverprize in 2019 that would open doors for new partners and international support. 

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