‘Massive’ reforestation needed to prevent flooding — Dar

(File Photo) Tree planting

 

MANILA, Philippines — Massive reforestation in major watersheds should be among the interventions that the government should make to prevent severe flooding from repeating in the future, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said Thursday.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel, Dar pointed out that a “holistic” approach should be made by the government to control flooding during strong typhoons.

“We need engineering interventions here. At the same time, we need to reforest in a big way our watersheds. Otherwise, we will have a year in, year out itong problema na ito (this problem will occur every year),” he said.

“I am hoping that as the…

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