South & Central Asia

The Philippines: MGB Calls for Dredging of Cagayan River

The Philippines: MGB Calls for Dredging of Cagayan River

The Philippines Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has urged local officials in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Province, to dredge the heavily silted Cagayan River to avoid further erosions after the result of the geo-hazard mapping conducted recently. Felicitas Piligan, senior geologist, said that MGB has already alerted the concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) regarding the result of […]

MTCC Nets $2M Fainu Harbor Contract (Maldives)

MTCC Nets $2M Fainu Harbor Contract (Maldives)

Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has been awarded a contract to build a 300ft x 200ft Fainu harbor at the Raa Atoll, Maldives. The deal was signed yesterday by Mr. Ibrahim Abdul Razzaq, CEO of the MTCC and Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, Minister of Housing and Infrastructure. According to the government’s release, construction of the $2 […]

CCCC Shanghai Dredging Nabs Zhaojiagou Channel Regulation Contract

CCCC Shanghai Dredging Nabs Zhaojiagou Channel Regulation Contract

On July 7, CCCC Shanghai Dredging Co., Ltd. won the bid for the general contracted project of survey, design and construction of east channel regulation in Zhaojiagou, with a construction period of 525 days. Located in the northeast of Pudong New Area, with a channel length of 3.08 kilometers, the project involves channel excavation, cofferdam […]

India: Port of Paradip and Dhamra on Development Course

India: Port of Paradip and Dhamra on Development Course

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government of Orissa, Port of Paradip and Dhamra for the development and maintenance of viable stretches of National Waterways-5 (some 332 kilometers in length) that will be conducted in two phases. In the first phase, the stretch between Jokadia […]

Top News – July 14 to 20, 2014

Top News – July 14 to 20, 2014

Boskalis Consortium Bags Singapore Port Expansion Contract Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development.    Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be “Game Changer” The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is […]

Maldives: Hulhumale Phase II Ready to Roll

Maldives: Hulhumale Phase II Ready to Roll

Housing Development Corporation Ltd. (HDC) and Dredging International N.V. (Belgium) have signed the framework agreement that will allow Hulhumale Phase II dredging and reclamation works to carry on. The agreement was signed yesterday at a ceremony in Nasandhura Palace Hotel, by HDC Managing Director, Mr. Suhail Ahmed and Resident Manager – Indian Subcontinent, Mr. Amedeo Peyron […]

Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be “Game Changer”

Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be “Game Changer”

The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16. “But we still […]

Dredging in India Conference Approaches

Dredging in India Conference Approaches

The 5th annual conference on Dredging in India – Progress and Potential; Issues and Solutions, will take place on September 3-4, 2014, at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. The mission of the conference is to provide an update on the key trends and development, examine the recent government initiatives, discuss the key issues and challenges, […]

ISLRER 2014 to Take Place in October (China)

ISLRER 2014 to Take Place in October (China)

The ISLRER 2014, Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, will be held on October 16-19, 2014 in Beijing, China. This symposium is the second land reclamation international conference in China, the first one was Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation (ISLR 2000), which had a profound influence on land reclamation in China. […]

Picture of the Day: Ellicott Dredgers in India

Picture of the Day: Ellicott Dredgers in India

Pictured here are two Ellicott dredgers working on the river Jhelum in India. In the foreground – a Dragon dredger that has been in operation for nearly 60 years. Working behind it is a new Series 370 dredger. Dredging Today Staff, July 16, 2014







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