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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