DPWH Speeds Up Flood Protection Operations

Department on Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be pursuing flood mitigation projects in Northern Mindanao, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) reports.

Massive flooding along Butuan-Cagayan-Iligan Road (BCIR) occurred on January 16 due to two weather disturbances, low pressure area (LPA) and tail-end of a cold front, affecting 1.345 families or 5.625 individuals in the Cagayan de Oro City alone.

As for the immediate actions during the urban flooding, the DPWH has deployed equipment and personnel at the concerned areas (along BCIR, CM Recto Avenue, Magsaysay-Gingoog Road, Linamon-Zamboanga Road), monitored flood water level of major rivers, assisted in traffic control and evacuation, and conducted clearing and dredging operations.

To further protect the safety of the people, the department is aiming to implement the Urban Drainage Master Plan (UDMP) and as of press time, the DPWH fast tracked the preparation the program of work (POW) to determine exact amount needed.

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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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