The Philippines: Dredging Solves Flooding Problems for Sta. Barbara

Mayor Carlito Zaplan said that flooding is no longer a huge problem in Sta. Barbara because of the continuous dredging and diking of the Sinocalan River.

Zaplan said this in his State of the Municipality Address (SOMA) on Wednesday where he enumerated what he has done from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more,” said Zaplan before some 2,000 residents.

He said flooding is no longer a big problem and is confined only among the lowest barangays of the town as a result of the continuous dredging of the Sinocalan River that drains into the town and the construction of dikes along its banks.

He said he already requested from the Department of Public Works and Highways for the repair and rehabilitation of dikes covering six barangays costing P120 million which were damaged during the onslaught of typhoon “Maring” last year and his request was already validated by the DPWH regional director officer-in-charge.

If the request is granted, the flooding problem in 29 barangays will be finally solved,” said Zaplan.

Press Release, August 1, 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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