The Philippines: Eastern Visayas CFW Program to Involve Dredging

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) released about P73.1 million to nine local government units (LGUs) in Eastern Visayas to continue the implementation of the cash-for-work (CFW) program for typhoon Yolanda’s victims.

According to DSWD Secretary Corazon J. Soliman, the fund is intended for the second wave of CFW program implementation for the nine LGUs.

She said that the LGUs will identify priority activities such as clearing and cleaning roads of debris, rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, cleaning of coastal areas and dredging of canals.

During the first wave of CFW, the beneficiaries worked mostly in the different relief hubs and seaports.

Press Release, March 20, 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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