Seychelles Coastal Erosion Discussed

President of the Republic of Seychelles, James Alix Michel, met with the Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minoru Kiuchi, at State House yesterday.

They spoke about the extension of the Providence fishing port, which forms part of a Seychelles request for a 7th Fisheries Grant from the Japanese Government.

The officials also discussed the climate change challenges of Small Island Developing States, especially coastal erosion as well as the projects that could be developed to prevent the erosion taking place.

Present during the meeting were the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport, Joel Morgan, the President’s Diplomatic Adviser, Ambassador Callixte d’Offay, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Japanese Embassy in Nairobi, Mikio Mori and Senior Deputy Director, First African Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Kiyohiko Ikeda.

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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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