Kanal Istanbul Project on the Way?

Although an official tender for the project has not been conducted, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he is in talks with representatives from the companies that will carry out the Kanal Istanbul project.

According to a Turkish media, the Kanal Istanbul project will be built on the European side of the city, connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara leading to the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.

The main goal of the project is to reduce marine traffic through the Bosporus and minimize the risks and dangers particularly associated with tankers.

The Kanal Istanbul project has been criticized by environmentalists who argue that such a project would have disastrous consequences for the ecological balance of the surrounding waters.

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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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