The Philippines: Watermaster Shows Great Results in Dagupan

Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez today expressed optimism that the ongoing dredging of shallow rivers with the use of three dredging machines loaned by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will not only ease flooding but will boost the production of milkfish, which is Dagupan’s number one agricultural product.

Fernandez said that a new and modern dredging machine called Watermaster III just bought by DPWH from Finland was immediately brought to Dagupan after coming out from Port Area in Manila.

She thanked Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II and Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Gina de Venecia for helping facilitate the deployment of three dredging machines to Dagupan.

City Engineer Virginia Rosario said that after only three days of dredging, there were a total of 44 truckloads of silt already removed from the river beds.

Press Release, May 22, 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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