Government Approves Bonny Channel Dredging, Nigeria

The Nigerian Federal Government has approved dredging operations of the Bonny Channel along with four other channels.

The Transport Minister, Senator Idris Umar emphasized that the deepening of the Channel would allow bigger vessels to access the Onne Port, and that the project would have economic benefits.

World Stage quoted Mr. Umar as saying: “The nation is in the right direction to becoming the transport and economic hub of West Africa and Central Africa.”

The dredging of the Bonny Channel would also allow larger vessels to berth at the ports.

Dredging Today Staff, July 2, 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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