Egypt: Officials Ink Damietta Port Dredging Agreement

Transport Minister Ibrahim el-Demiri paid a visit to Damietta Port yesterday.

During this visit, he witnessed the signing of an agreement on a dredging program between Damietta Port Authority and el-Temsah Ship Building Company, one of the Suez Canal Authority’s companies.

Damietta Port is located 8.5 km west of the Nile River of Damietta branch westward Ras El-Bar, and it is 70 km away from Port Said. The entrance channel is 11.4km long, 15m deep, and 300m wide decreasingly reaching 250m at the breakwater fringe.

This deepening project will make the port accessible to larger ships.

Source: sis.gov.eg, February 24, 2014

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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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