Importance of Inland Waterways Highlighted

‘Inland Waterways’ is economically most viable sector and, as such, it should be an integral part of infrastructure development in India.

This was stated by Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari, in his inaugural address at the ‘National Conference on Inland Waterways: Issues, Options and Strategies’ in New Delhi yesterday.

He added that development of inland waterways would lower the logistics cost of production and, in turn, make the prices of the products more competitive in the global market.

Mentioning the growing enthusiasm among investors for the PPP model in road sector, Gadkari said that the possibility of applying this model in inland waterways sector is being studied.

He further said that feasibility of joint ventures are also being explored as central and state governments have to work together to bring this sector in the forefront of infrastructure development. Gadkari also expressed the hope that the Bill for declaration of 101 waterways as National Waterways would have the passage in the forthcoming session of the Parliament.

 

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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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