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CAGAYAN RIVER SANDBAR DREDGING DONE IN Q1 2022

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB) chair Roy Cimatu is hoping to complete the dredging of a “mega” island sandbar along the Cagayan River by early next year. Cimatu said that so far 81,807 cubic meters or 8.43 percent of the targeted 970,962 cubic meters […]

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BICOL, CAGAYAN RIVER REHAB FOR EARLY COMPLETION

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB) chairperson Roy Cimatu is pushing for the early completion of the removal of sandbars in Bicol River from 2025 to 2023, and in the Cagayan River from 2028 to 2025. To accomplish these, Cimatu requested the Department of Budget […]

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CAGAYAN RIVER DREDGING BEGINS FEB. 2 – CIMATU

The removal of sandbars to clear the constricted section of Cagayan River, known as the Magapit Narrows, and the massive planting of bamboo along its bank will begin on February 2, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and Task Force Build Back Better chair Roy Cimatu announced. “This is the culmination of weeks of […]

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GOV’T SET TO CLEAR CAGAYAN RIVER — CIMATU

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and Task Force Build Back Better (TFBBB) co-chair Roy Cimatu said the government is all set for the removal of sandbars along the constricted section of Cagayan River called “Magapit Narrows” by late January or early February. “This is a strategic move in the short-term while medium- […]

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MAMBA: CAGAYAN RIVER DREDGING A DREAM COME TRUE

The rehabilitation of the Cagayan River will start soon following the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and two operator-dredgers recently. The MOA on the Cagayan River Restoration Project was signed by DENR through Cagayan Valley regional executive director Gwendolyn Bambalan and the Great River […]

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DENR GREENLIGHTS SANDBAR CLEARING IN CAGAYAN RIVER

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu has approved the dredging of sandbars in 19 priority sites along the Cagayan River as part of immediate solutions to prevent a repeat of the devastating floods that hit Cagayan Valley during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses. “Removing these obstructions is the most immediate measure […]

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BAMBOO TO PREVENT FLOODING IN CAGAYAN – CIMATU

The lowly bamboo will be playing a crucial role in the rehabilitation of the heavily silted Cagayan River, which overflowed during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses leading to massive flooding that submerged the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela and killed at least 29 people in the area. This developed as the Department of Environment and […]

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CAGAYAN RIVER NEEDS DREDGING – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is eyeing immediate dredging and strict enforcement of the 20-meter easement rule along the Cagayan River to avoid a repeat of massive flooding that submerged the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses. Cimatu’s plans for the Cagayan River received a warm reception from four governors and […]

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2 CAGAYAN RIVER FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS COMPLETED

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the completion of two river-control projects in the municipalities of Solana and Amulung, Cagayan Province. One of the recently-completed flood-control projects is the P72.38 million riverbank protection project along the Cagayan River in Barangay Natappian, Solana which now prevents massive soil erosion and protects the homes and […]