BIWTA to Dredge Dhaleswari River

The Bangladesh government is working on a plan to dredge the river Dhaleswari from Hazrapur point to Zabra point in Manikganj district.

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will supervise the project for dredging a 62-km-long stretch of the river.

The river has dried up during the dry season and water vessels cannot move. This river is very important for our economy. We’ve taken up the project, considering the importance of the waterway,” Saidur Rahman, superintendent engineer, BIWTA, told The Independent yesterday.

According to him, the dredging will be carried out in two phases and the government will float an international tender this week. The main objective of this dredging work is to restore the river’s navigability to help increase fish farming.

 

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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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