Philippines: Senator Proposes PPP Solution to Flood Problem

The Manila Times reports that Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants private sector to help solve the worsening flood problem in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.

He said the government and the private sector should get their acts together to solve the perennial flood problem.

“The task of solving the flood problem cannot be the responsibility of just one entity. We can earmark billions of pesos for dredging and other anti-flood activities, but it will not solve the problem,” he said.

According to the Manila Times, Escudero said government agencies such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will have to work more closely with the private sector, including individuals, companies and NGOs, in hammering out an action plan to address flooding.

Dredging Today Staff, July 31, 2012

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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