Green Light for Kaituna Project

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has brought the Maketu community a step closer to having a healthy estuary by gaining resource consent approval for the Kaituna Re-diversion and Estuary Ongatoro/Maketu Enhancement Project.

The project will return an average of 600,000 cubic meters of fresh water from the Kaituna River into Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary on every tidal cycle, and create at least 20 hectares of new wetlands.

This is a big milestone for both the Maketu community and the environment. It’s been a long time coming,” said Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder.

The planned re-diversion will direct 20 percent of the river’s flow back into the estuary while maintaining existing flood protection levels and channel navigability at Te Tumu cut.

Funding for the project has been budgeted for in the Bay of Plenty Regional Council 2015-25 Long Term Plan which was adopted last week.

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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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