The Philippines: Pasig River Ferry System Rehabilitation Includes Dredging

The Metro Manila Council (MMC), composed of Metro Manila Mayors, announced that the operation of ferry service along the Pasig River will start on April 28.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino said the on-going rehabilitation involved the dredging of the low portions of river and the repainting of the pontoons.

Given only few weeks before the start of the ferry operations on April 28, he said he is confident that repairs will be finished on time.

Tolentino said the ferries will be using an initial five terminals out of the original 11 stations put-up by the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC).

The five terminals are in Guadalupe, Makati City; Sta. Ana, Manila; Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Sta. Mesa, Manila; Plaza Mexico in Intramuros, Manila; Escolta in Manila; and Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City.

Press Release, March 19, 2014

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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.

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

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