Dredging Operations: from flooded plains to passable roads
Due to the perennial flooding in Maguindanao, the Ministry of Public Works (MPW-BARMM) Regional Office through the Maguindanao 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) conducts dredging operations in coordination with the Local Government Unit of Datu Salibo as part of the flood mitigation control.
By utilizing the newly-acquired amphibious excavator, immediate interventions in flooding problems of BARMM like dredging operations in order to excavate silted materials to allow the natural flow of water leading to the downstream can now be implemented faster. Deeply accumulated water hyacinths blocking the mainstream can also be easily uprooted.
It is expected that by the time the dredging operations reach its 1.5 kilometer target ending near the Butalo Bridge, substantial decrease in the overflowing water from the river would enable road segments in the area to be passable to all vehicles and commuters.