Tullahan River Dredging on the Way

Photo by Mark Cayabyab/Valenzuela City PIO

Once the Tullahan River is cleaned up, it can be developed as an alternative transport route for people and goods to ease traffic on Metro Manila’s streets, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reports. 

“If we can clean up and revive Tullahan River, this waterway can serve that purpose,” according to DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones.

He made the assessment after inspecting the river earlier this month, in preparation for the Tullahan cleanup scheme – one of the activities for rehabilitating the Manila Bay.

The DENR has scheduled the dredging of the Tullahan River for this year to remove silt and trash that accumulated over the years. The debris continues to pollute water, reducing water-carrying capacity and impeding water flow.

Accumulation of silt and trash has also affected the biodiversity of this waterway, Leones added.

The Tullahan River flows from Quezon City to the cities of Valenzuela and Malabon, before discharging into Manila Bay.

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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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