CTI Pilipinas, Inc., a new Subsidiary Company established by CTII with base of operations in Manila, Philippines

 

CTI Engineering International Co., Ltd. (CTII) has just established a new subsidiary company in the Philippines, CTI Pilipinas, Inc., envisioned to drive the expansion of the company’s international presence in the Asia region by heightening the company’s competitiveness in the Official Development Assistance (ODA) and private sector markets as it directly promotes and engages the national experts in the different countries in its various projects. As it supports its mother company, focus will be on projects in the fields of river and coastal management, flood and water resources management, roads and bridges engineering, urban development, sanitary engineering, social and environmental safeguards, resiliency building and risk management, and capacity development.

The subsidiary company is managed by Mr. Naoki Fujiwara as President and CEO, and Mr. Makoto Mitsukara as the Director. The company is legally registered with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2021 and will hold office at the 2nd floor, S&L Building, Ermita, Manila.

Consultancy Services for PMRCIP Phase IV Detailed Engineering Design

Perspective of PMRCIP Phase IV, Consultancy Services for PMRCIP Phase IV Detailed Engineering Design, 2019

On September 17, 2020, CTII signed the Consultancy Services for the Construction Supervision of the Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project (PMRCIP), Phase IV, JICA Loan Agreement No. PH-P271 with the DPWH. For this project, CTII associated with Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Woodfields Consultants, Inc., and Science and Vision for Technology Inc. The 7-year contract is led by Mr. Kazuto Suzuki as the Project Manager. The Consultancy Services will oversee and ensure the construction of the engineering facilities, implementation of essential non-structural measures, the transfer of technology to DPWH and other concerned agencies, and compliance with social and environmental safeguards. The project’s major works include channel improvement works for middle Marikina River from the downstream of Manggahan Floodway to Marikina Bridge Sto. Nino, construction of Manggahan Control Gate Structure, and construction of a floodgate and sluicegate at the joining sections of Cainta and Taytay Rivers to Manggahan Floodway. Japanese flood mitigation technology will be adopted in this phase geared to complement the completed works done under PMRCIP Phase II and Phase III. PMRCIP Phase IV is designed to complete a major scheme of DPWH to protect Metro Manila and its surrounding areas from flood damages and is covered by the Php 18.223-Billion Official Development Assistance signed by the Japanese Government and the Philippine Government on January 21, 2019. The project is included in the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program of GOP President Duterte administration whose goal is to provide safe environment and continuously improve the living conditions of Filipinos.

Preparatory Study for Paranaque Spillway Construction Project

Parañaque Spillway (Using Underground Tunnel Technology)

On February 1, 2021, CTII officially started the Preparatory Survey for Parañaque Spillway Construction Project funded by JICA under its grant facility. The project is led by Mr. Takahiro Mishina, currently the President and CEO of CTII, as its Project Manager. The objective of the Project is to mitigate inundation damage at the Laguna de Bay lakeshore area by the construction of the Parañaque Spillway in Metro Manila thereby contributing to the stabilization of livelihood and production basis of the said region and Metro Manila and early post-disaster recovery. The objectives of this study (Feasibility Study) are to conduct the survey necessary for the examination to be implemented as a Japanese Yen Loan Project.

CONSULTANCY SERVICES for the Construction Supervision of Flood Risk Management Project for Cagayan River, Tagoloan River, and Imus River (FRIMP-CTI), JICA Loan Agreement PH-P253

In 2015, CTII was awarded the contract for Consultancy Services for the Construction Supervision of Flood Risk Management Project for Cagayan, Tagoloan, and Imus Rivers. The project led by Mr. Shuji Kaku as its Project Manager who is also the current Managing Principal of CTII Philippine Branch has completed the major works for Cagayan and Tagoloan Rivers in November and August 2019, respectively, while construction works on Imus River was extended up to October 2021.

The project, which is funded by JICA under its ODA facility and implemented by DPWH, includes construction/completion of Structural Measures and formulation/implementation of Non-Structural Measures (NSM).

I. CAGAYAN RIVER SUB-PROJECT, Province of Cagayan, Region II, Northern Luzon Cagayan River was selected as one of the priority river basins for JICA assistance as a response to the major flood disasters that occurred in 1973, 1980, and 1998 in Cagayan Province. The structural measures constructed by the project include revetment and spur dikes in Cataggaman, Tuguegarao and Alibago, Enrile which helped mitigate flood damages and protect riverbanks from erosion.

II. TAGOLOAN RIVER SUB-PROJECT, Province of Misamis Oriental, Region X, Mindanao Flood control engineering facilities were constructed along Tagaloan River which include flood protection dikes with revetment, innovative drainage canal with geo-tube, net gabion and sand filled mattresses and sluiceways with flexible joints. The structural measures consisting of new technologies from Japan are constructed to mitigate adverse flood impacts that historically claimed lives and caused damages to properties. With the completed project components such as flood protection dike, drainage improvement, and drainage sluiceway, the capabilities of LGUs and local communities on flood risk management were strengthened towards sustaining the socio-economic development of the Municipality of Tagaloan, Misamis Oriental.

III. IMUS RIVER SUB-PROJECT, Province of Cavite, Region IV, Luzon
The low-lying area along the lower part of Imus River has been rapidly urbanized due to its close location to Metro Manila, even though it is geographically considered as flood-prone areas. According to the Flood Management Master Plan for Imus River, the installation of three (3) Retarding Basins is given high priority including the river channel improvement in the lower Imus River and two major tributaries, Bacoor and Julian Rivers. The Construction of two (2) Retarding Basins namely: Imus and Bacoor Retarding Basins was selected among the three proposed locations in the Master Plan as Sub-Project of FRIMP to reduce the flood peak discharges by temporarily retarding the flood run-off in the off-site retarding basins.

 

Non-Structural Measures (NSM)

The non-structural measures, on the other hand, are aimed at reducing the vulnerability of the affected community residents to flood hazards. The NSM activities were planned and implemented in coordination with the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) of the target LGUs at the sub-project sites and the relevant government agencies such as the DOST-PAGASA and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) at the national and regional levels. These activities included the conduct of QGIS Tutorials to update the local base maps, preparation and updating of flood susceptibility and spot maps, flood mapping and timeline survey after every major flood event, flood signages, assessment of evacuation centers, and conduct of IEC campaigns and flood drills for local officials, residents, and schoolchildren. A Flood Mitigation Committee (FMC), a coordination body, was also formed in each of the three (3) sub-project sites (Cagayan, Tagoloan, and Imus) to assist in handling issues and other concerns related to the Project’s pre-construction, construction, and post-construction stages. The conduct of quarterly FMC meetings is envisioned to help ensure the sustainability of the Project’s structural and non-structural measures in its O&M Stage.

CTII as Event Chair and Presenters in the 1st Philippine Roads, Bridges and Tunnel Construction and Development Summit 2019

Inauguration of FRIMP-Tagoloan River Basin Flood Control