MoU on National Waterway-5 Signed

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Government of Odisha, Paradip Port and Dhamra Port Company Ltd. for developing the commercially viable stretches of National Waterway-5 in two phases.

In the National Waterway-5, East Coast Canal has been integrated with the Brahmini river and the Mahanadi delta rivers (588km).

On NW-4, a project for development of Sholinganallur-Kallapakkam stretch of South Buckingham Canal has been sanctioned. To facilitate the execution of the work, the State Government of Tamil Nadu has been approached for providing assistance with regard to identification and handing over land for development of terminals and dumping of the dredged materials.

The National Waterways-1, 2 & 3 have been made operational. For development of NW-4 & 5, Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) were completed in 2010. Initially Government tried to explore the possibility of developing stretches of the fairway on NW-4 and 5 under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

The development of inland waterways which are declared as National Waterways (NW) by an Act of Parliament comes under the purview of Central Government. So far, the following waterways have been declared as NWs:-

– Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system (Allahabad-Haldia-1620 km) in National Waterway-1;

– River Brahmaputra (Dhubri-Sadiya-891 km) in National Waterway-2;

– West Coast Canal (Kottapuram-Kollam) along with Udyogmandal and Champakara Canals-(205 km) in National Waterway-3;

– Kakinada-Puducherry canals along with Godavari and Krishna rivers (1078 km) in National Waterway-4;

– East Coast Canal integrated with Brahmani river and Mahanadi delta rivers (588 km) in National Waterway-5.

 

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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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