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Navy, PRA dredging heavily silted Manila Bay
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:00:27 PM »
Navy, PRA dredging heavily silted Manila Bay
Jaime Laude (The Philippine Star) - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines ó The Philippine Navy (PN), in partnership with the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), is dredging the heavily silted Manila Bay in line with its ongoing basing development projects for bigger warships at Sangley Point in Cavite.

Commander Jonathan Zata, Navy spokesman, said dredging operations will cover the ingress and egress channel from Manila Bay up to the port approaches of the naval facilities at Sangley Point.

For now, the Navy has to send its newer warships either to Subic or in other deeper ports across the country because of the already shallow waters to and from Naval Base Heracleo Alanao and Naval Station Pascual Ledesma, all in Cavite.

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He added this project is an initial step toward reviving the Naval Base Cavite as PNís major naval facility and a major port for current deep-draft vessels and future acquisitions like the two brand-new missile-firing frigates from South Korea that are scheduled for delivery in 2020.

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