Iloilo City New Terminal Completed

The completed new terminal for ferries and roll on-roll off (RORO) vessels will be inaugurated on September 5, 2014 in Lapuz, Iloilo City.

This was announced by Ilonggo Senate President Franklin M. Drilon after the project’s successful dry run last August 15th, reported today PNA. The more than $4.5 million worth project was put up by the national government, particularly the Philippine Port Authority (PPA) in a move to decongest the Muelle Loney side of the Iloilo River wharf, and clean the river.

Drilon also said that the project included the construction of berthing facilities, construction of passenger terminal building, site development and dredging of berthing area at a design depth.

City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said that the new RORO and fastcrafts terminal will provide easy access and safe and comfortable sea travel for passengers going to Bacolod in Negros Occidental, Palawan and Cagayancillo.

Additional works are being rushed to beat the deadline set for August 31.

Source: PNA, August 22, 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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