New Zealand: Funds Secured for Buffalo and Cooks Beach Rock Walls Extension

Buffalo Beach

New Zealand’s Thames-Coromandel District Council has provided funds for extension works on rock walls at Buffalo Beach, in Whitianga, and at Cooks Beach.

Due to a storm from last month several areas of the two beaches have been damaged and eroded.

According to Mayor Glenn Leach erosion at Buffalo Beach has been intensified by the rock wall extension which is starting to threaten nearby roads.

As Sun Live reports, Mr Leach said that the work on Cooks Beach should wait, because erosion is currently not threatening the road.

Work on the new Buffalo Beach wall extension is expected to start late this year or early next year. The work should take two to three months.

Dredging Today Staff, July 4, 2014; Image: Wikimedia

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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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