Dredging Part of Manila Bay Clean-Up Efforts

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking for best practices that will be used to clean up Manila Bay and its tributaries including dredging, announced DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones.

The work involved is so big,” Leones said, highlighting importance of technologies and help of all sectors in cleaning up effectively in the shortest time possible.

Among the project’s priorities is addressing flow of solid waste and untreated effluents into Manila Bay and its tributaries to reduce level of coliform bacteria in these water bodies.

Leones added that the work will also involve dredging activities to remove silt and trash below the surface of water there. “The entire Manila Bay will be dredged.”

He also said there’ll be dredging of all Manila Bay tributaries. “We must dredge because even if effluents flowing into Manila Bay pass treatment, this water body will still be polluted due to silt and trash underneath.”

Accumulation of silt and trash over the years already reduced water-carrying capacity, affected water flow and worsened water pollution in Tullahan River which is among Manila Bay’s tributaries,” Leones noted.

He concluded that divers who checked conditions in Manila Bay’s middle portion last week reported a 4.0 meter-high silt and trash beneath surface of water there. Cleaning up, relocating Manila Bay’s informal settlers and educating the public on solid waste management are major activities for rehabilitating this water body.

 

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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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