Sri Lanka: Port Development Scheme Moves Ahead

The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to liberalize and strengthen rules and regulations as supportive measures for the growth of shipping and maritime business in the country, Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrama said.

The three-year short term port development plan of 2008-2010 was successfully completed, after which a five-year medium term plan was made for 2010-2014.

The seven-year port development plan to be completed by 2020 is in progress,” Dr. Wickrama said at a recent seminar in Colombo.

“It is the intention of the Government to launch a 25-year long term plan for development, improvement and promotion of the port sector.”

Source: slpa.lk, June 9, 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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