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« on: June 15, 2019, 01:43:32 PM »
May 28 at 11:17 PM ·

DPWH deploys Multi-Purpose Amphibious Dredger (MPAD) to clear water hyacinths along Rio Grande de Mindanao

May 28, 2019– The rapid proliferation of water hyacinths clogged the Rio Grande de Mindanao and severely damage facilities protecting river walls and bridges in some areas of the ARMM and Central Mindanao in 2016. Low– lying areas in Cotabato City were submerged by floodwaters and displaced thousands of constituents in weeks.

Water hyacinth is considered the most damaging aquatic plant capable to reproduce at extraordinary rate thereby chokes lakes and rivers.

To prevent accumulation of the “green menace”, the Department of Public Works and Highways, through the initiative of Regional Director Basir M. Ibrahim and Engr. Silvano A. Fontilla, Chief of Equipment Management Division delivered the new Multipurpose Amphibious Dredger– Water Master Classic V to the designated dredging site on March 26, 2019.

The Php 42M multipurpose amphibious dredger with 10 inches suction pipe is a powerful equipment that can move and work in dry grounds and shallow water areas up to 6 meters depth. It is currently deployed at the Delta Bridge in Cotabato City.

The concentration of dredging operations for 2019 starts from Barangay Mother Kalanganan to Kalanganan I, Cotabato City going down to Sirawan, Sultan Kudarat; and Olandang Bridges in Midsayap Cotabato. F.Maulana,CCDPIO/BelAberca,RPAIO12