Philippines river dredging gains momentum
To date, the combined total of silt and solid wastes removed from the Tullahan and Pasig Rivers stands at 1,221,206 metric tons. SMC is upping its daily extraction target to at least 5,000 metric tons per day in June as more equipment arrive to meet its 125,000-metric ton per month goal and a total of three million metric tons in two years.
Thus far, SMC has removed some 344,910 metric tons of silt and waste from the Pasig River since it started its cleanup activities last July 2021. The company performed some of the works using a cutter suction dredger as well as an amphibious excavator for shallow waters and river widening.
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