Ada Coastal Protection Project Completed

The second phase of the Ada Sea Defense project in the Dangme East District of the Greater Accra Region is now completed and ready to be handed over to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, according to the Government of Ghana.

Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, the Ministry Chief Director, made this announcement yesterday, during the project inspection tour.

The coastal scheme was undertaken by Dredging International and International Marine Consultant at a cost of EUR 183.4 million.

Works on the project began in 2015 and have so far reclaimed around 15 kilometers of coastal bed, which was earlier lost along the Atlantic Ocean in the Ada East District.

Comprising mainly of beach nourishment and a protective barrier, which runs on a system known as the groynes fields made of armor rocks laid into sea belt between and filled with sand, the project is expected to protect communities that suffer the rage of the sea periodically.

During the visit, Alhaji Yakubu also highlighted the importance of Ada as a tourism destination and pledged government’s commitment to protecting towns and villages along the beaches from wrath tidal waves.

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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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