The Philippines: Davao Norte Acquires Amphibian Backhoe

The Davao del Norte provincial government has acquired an amphibian backhoe to lead in current fleet of heavy machinery deployed in the dredging of silted rivers which caused flooding when they overflowed after several days of heavy rains.

Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, in an interview, said that the amphibian backhoe, worth P28 million, would be coming this month and would be deployed in the dredging activities conducted by the provincial government in the silted rivers of Saug, Tibal-og, Tuganay, Pagsabangan and others.

The amphibian backhoe has the capability to float while it works, he said.

He said that with the new equipment the dredging works of the provincial government would be hastened after the destructive low pressure area (LPA)put six towns of the province under the state of calamity.

Press Release, January 16, 2014

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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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