Kiribati Gets New Dredger

The launch of a dredging vessel this week in Kiribati illustrated the EU’s commitment to supporting Kiribati in its efforts to achieve sustainable development, while addressing its vulnerability to climate change.

This launching paves the way for this pioneering project’s success by allowing i-Kiribati people access to a local, environmentally-safe source of construction material. Kiribati sets an example to be replicated by all small islands states,” European Commissioner for Development, Mr Andris Piebalgs said.

Mr Pielbags launched the vessel along with Mr Tom Murdoch, the Kiribati Minister of Finance and Economic Development, and Michael Petterson, Director of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Applied Geoscience Division.

Kiribati Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Murdoch, said: “The people of Kiribati appreciate very much the continuous support provided by the European Union. The EU is a key player in Kiribati and the Government and people of Kiribati will continue to value our close relationship.”

The SPC’s Michael Petterson added: “The European Union is to be congratulated for helping SPC develop a project that can alleviate negative environmental impacts and provide not only alternative lagoon sources of sand but also provide sustainable, high quality employment for Kiribati people.”

Press Release, May 1, 2014

 

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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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