Contract for the dredging of the Orashi River from Oguta lake in Imo state to Degema in Rivers state has been awarded to Simidia S and I International Company at the sum of N2,028,600,000.
This important dredging project is expected to be completed within one year.
The 205 kilometers river is expected to be dredged with a bed width of 40 meters, top width of 70 meters and depth below dredging chart datum of 1.5 meters. The Orashi River is the second after river Niger to be dredged among the inland waterways in the country.
Dredging Today Staff, May 2, 2012;