South & Central Asia

Officials to Discuss Han River Development

Officials to Discuss Han River Development

Deputy Prime Minister of Economy Choi Kyung-hwan will have a one-on-one meeting with Seoul mayor Park Won-soon next week, according to the country’s Strategy and Finance Ministry. The leaders will have a breakfast meeting at the Seoul Press Center on Monday and they will discuss the Han River development issue and ways to promote cooperation between […]

UPDATE: Four Abducted Workers Released in Nigeria

UPDATE: Four Abducted Workers Released in Nigeria

Four Nigerian nationals, attached to Setraco Nigeria Ltd., who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen from the dredging site along the Nembe waterways on Saturday (August 16th) are free at last. Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr.Alex Akhigbe, confirmed yesterday to the NGR Guardian news site that after ten days of captivity, four dredging […]

DP World: Strong Financial Results in 2014

DP World: Strong Financial Results in 2014

Global marine terminal operator DP World announced strong financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the six months to 30 June 2014, delivering profit attributable to owners of the Company before separately disclosed items of $332 million, 40.8% ahead of the first half of 2013 on a like-for-like basis. Revenue of $1,659 […]

Ackermans & van Haaren Posts 2014 Half-Year Results

Ackermans & van Haaren Posts 2014 Half-Year Results

Ackermans & van Haaren realized a net profit in the first half of 2014 of 96.4 million euros, an increase by 1.6 million euros (+1.6%) over last year. The increase of the half-year profit is primarily thanks to a substantial improvement (+31.9 million euros) in the result of the participations, amounting to 96.0 million euros […]

The Philippines: Kiamba Dredging to Ease Flooding

The Philippines: Kiamba Dredging to Ease Flooding

Officials of the coastal town of Kiamba in Sarangani are set to declare the entire area under the state of calamity following the flash floods on Monday afternoon that affected around 560 families in six barangays. According to initial assessment findings, the floods mainly affected portions of Barangays Katubao, Lumuyon, Nalus, Badtasan, Datu Dani and […]

Dredging of Calabar Channel OK’d (Nigeria)

Dredging of Calabar Channel OK’d (Nigeria)

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has OK’d dredging of the Calabar channel, boosting development along the Cross River and the country. The announcement was made by the Hon. Minister of Transport, Senator ldris Umar who said that the dredging of Calabar Ports is part of the deliberate efforts of the Federal Government to boost economic activities […]

Picture of the Day: UDDP Dredging Scheme in Full Swing

Picture of the Day: UDDP Dredging Scheme in Full Swing

Dhaka WASA Drainage (O&M) Circle has recently launched the Urban Dredging Demonstration Project (UDDP) as part of the Water Operators Partnership (WOP) between Dhaka WASA and Vitens Evides International (VEI). The launch is part of a recently started 10 years dredging program by Dhaka WASA to clean all canals in the capital of Bangladesh. August […]

Infrastructure Technology Development Award for Grab Dredger

Infrastructure Technology Development Award for Grab Dredger

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Material Handling Systems Co., Ltd. and Yorigami Maritime Construction Co., Ltd. have developed design of a hybrid grab dredger that features Energy Fuel saving and Fully-Automatic Operation Systems. Their product recently received the 2014 Infrastructure Technology Development Award. The Infrastructure Technology Development Award is nominated jointly by the Japan Institute of Country-Ology […]

Creation of New Lagoons Announced (Sri Lanka)

Creation of New Lagoons Announced (Sri Lanka)

The Coast Conservation Department together with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources have taken steps to develop 18 lagoons in the island. The development of the new lagoons is scheduled for completion before the end of 2015. Arrangements are in place to remove unauthorized establishments in the lagoon areas and develop them without harming their […]

Thailand: Chiang Mai Prepares for Capital Dredging Project

Thailand: Chiang Mai Prepares for Capital Dredging Project

Authorities in Chiang Mai Province have inspected the banks of the Ping River to talk with trespassers and have them move out before the start of river dredging to alleviate flooding problems along the river.  The board will take about three months to observe the flow and characteristics of the river and talk with people […]







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