Government Urged to Rehabilitate Davao Wharf

Hydromax Commercial Diving and Salvage Corporation, a private construction firm involved in underwater projects, has revealed its fear of losing one of Davao City’s gateway if government fails to rehabilitate the Sta. Ana Wharf, whose foundations could crumble after years of neglect.

Dr. Albert Pingoy, president and CEO of Hydromax, said that the Sta. Ana Wharf has been neglected without undergoing any maintenance for a very long time. The government, he said, has no rehabilitation program for the facility.

It is really in bad shape. Government must spend a little bit every year,” Pingoy said.

Pingoy added that a new wharf must be checked and maintained after five or seven years on the average. Without maintenance, a wharf or pier could last only 45 to 60 years.

Sta. Ana Wharf has been developed and operated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) – Davao until year 2000 when it was placed under the administration of the city government through a Memorandum of Agreement.

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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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