India: IWAI to Develop Inland Waterways

Several measures are being taken to promote the inland waterways in the country, announced pib.nic.in.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, the Minister of State for Shipping Shri Milind Deora said that the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has undertaken Integrated National Transportation Waterways Grid Study through the consultant M/s RITES. 31 priority terminals have been identified for potential development with inter modal connectivity in National Waterways, the minister pointed out.

The development and regulation of waterways which are declared as National Waterways come under the purview of Union Government and it is the responsibility of the respective State Governments to develop other waterways.

Press Release, December 10, 2013

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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