SMC to dredge 600,000 tonnes of silt, waste from the Pasig River
The DIVERSIFIED conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) stated it plans to take away 600,000 tonnes of silt and stable waste from the Pasig River yearly over the subsequent 5 years, pending the arrival of two models of dredging tools.
“Through the years, the Pasig River has turn out to be narrower and shallower because of the accumulation of silt and waste. By cleansing and increasing it, we can improve its potential to maintain water flowing in its banks, particularly throughout heavy rains, ”SMC President Ramon S. Ang stated in a press launch on Monday.
The 2 new models of dredging tools can be able to eradicating 600,000 tonnes of silt and waste from Pasig River’s waters per yr for the subsequent 5 years, stated SMC.
He added that he would accomplice with the Ministry of the Surroundings and Pure Assets (DENR), the Ministry of Public Works and Highways and different related authorities models to extract 50,000 tonnes of waste monthly from River.
Mr. Ang stated they had been in a position to establish sections of the river which were decreased to as little as one meter in depth. In keeping with him, it’s these areas which have induced widespread flooding.
For the Pasig River to channel flood waters to Manila Bay, it should be at the least 10 meters deep, he defined.
SMC stated it plans to begin cleansing up the river by April.
SMC can be enterprise a P1 billion dredging and clean-up initiative within the Tullahan River system, which is predicted to learn flood-prone areas like Malabon and Navotas.
In March 2019, the conglomerate signed an settlement with the DENR to implement a complete dredging and clean-up program for the 59.24 kilometer river.
SMC’s shares within the native alternate had been unchanged at P125 every on Monday. – Angelica Y. Yang