Compostela Dredging Projects Underway

 

The Department of Public Works and Highways regional office (DPWH-11) has started the dredging of the heavily silted portions of Agusan, Batoto, Ngan and Agibawa rivers in Compostela town, Compostela Valley (Comval) province.

The local government of Comval, led by Congresswoman Maricar Zamora and DPWH-11 Regional Director Engr. Mariano R. Alquiza, was present during the project launching.

The ceremony was also attended by Vice Governor Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora representing Gov. Arturo Uy, Mayor Lema Bolo of Compostela Town, Engr. Lorenzo Yumang, Equipment Management Division Chief of DPWH 11 and District Engineer Joselito Caballero of DPWH-11 Comval District Engineering Office.

The Watermaster Dredger, capable of siphoning 75 cu. m. of sand and gravel per hour or about 450 cu. m. per day, was made available to the local government by DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson as requested by Congresswoman Zamora.

According to Alquiza, the local government will help fund the expenses of the dredging operation for the third largest river basin in the Philippines. For its initial stage of operations, the DPWH-11 will provide the equipment (dredger) and crew and the local government will put up an initial Php2 million for fuel and other expenses.

Engr. Yumang estimated that for the 9 kilometer span, the provincial government will spend about Php16 million.

Alquiza added that the dredging or desilting has become a necessity to prevent floodings.

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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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