New Push for Cagayan de Oro River Dredging

Cagayan de Oro City Government is ready to undertake dredging operations on the Cagayan de Oro River with the goal to remove the sandbars and restore the depth of the river as a deterrent against flooding. 

In his special report, Councilor Zaldy Ocon said that during low tide boulders and sand bars are seen jutting out of the river.

According to experts, it is alarming situation since the river swells too much, which may result to an increase of the river current and cause the redirection of its flows.

The ongoing river protection has to be augmented with measures to restore the depth of the river, Ocon cited.

As a result, Councilor Ocon proposed that quarrying should be allowed at the CDO River in order to remove the sandbars and restore the deepth of the river at no cost to the government.

Ocon added that he already discussed the matter with some legal and legitimate sand and gravel concessionaires in the city who are willing to quarry the said sandbars.

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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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