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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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MARIKINA DREDGING PROJECT PHASE 2 BEGINS – CIMATU

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB) chairperson Roy Cimatu said that with the completion of the first phase of dredging operations in Marikina City, the TF BBB is now ready to commence the second phase of the project in Pasig City. “The challenge is to […]

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BICOL RIVER DREDGING BEGINS – CIMATU

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB) Chairman Roy Cimatu has announced the dredging of sandbars along a narrow section of the 94-kilometer Bicol River starting March 23. “TF BBB’s rehabilitation efforts on the Bicol River completes the triumvirate targets to which we have committed ourselves to […]

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DREDGING OF KALAKLAN RIVER IN ZAMBALES STARTS

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started dredging activities in Kalaklan River in Olongapo City, Zambales to address heavy siltation and prevent flooding in the city. Based on a report from DPWH Region 3 Director Roseller Tolentino, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said that a cutter suction dredger was deployed in the river […]

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MARIKINA RIVER DREDGING BEGINS – CIMATU

In the wake of the devastating floods that affected Marikina City and several other cities in Metro Manila in November last year, the Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB) has started dredging the Marikina River. Environment Secretary and TF BBB chair Roy Cimatu made the announcement following reports that portions of the river have been […]

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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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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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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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TULLAHAN-TINAJEROS RIVER DREDGING PROJECT A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF GOV’T-PRIVATE SECTOR COLLABORATION – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu expressed hope that more private companies will join the government in its environmental initiatives following the launch of the P1-billion Tullahan-Tinajeros dredging project recently. The dredging of a 5.25-km portion of the Tullahan-Tinajeros River System from Barangay Catmon in Malabon City to Barangay Bagumbayan South in Navotas City, is a joint […]