Ghana: Minister Visits Ada Coastal Protection Project

Alhaji Collins Dawuda, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, yesterday inspected ongoing works at the Ada Coastal Protection project in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region.

The protection scheme, which is in two-phases, will cost EUR 225 million, and its being handled by the International Marine and Dredging Consultants and Dredging International, both from Belgium.

The project was awarded to the companies in 2011 by the MWR&WH with funding from the Government of Belgium. The first phase, a 5-kilometer stretch, at a cost of EUR 60 million, started in January 2012, was completed in August 2013, five months ahead of schedule.

The second phase, which is a 10-kilometer stretch, worth EUR 165 million, is expected to be completed in March 2016.

Source: GNA, May 16, 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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