Ajaokuta-Onitsha Maintenance Dredging Work Kicks Off

Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, launched the maintenance dredging of the River Niger from Ajaokuta to Onitsha on Friday, saying that it will promote multi-modal transport and cheaper coastal services across twenty eight states of Nigeria.

Speaking at the flag off ceremony, Amaechi commended the Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority NIWA, Boss Mustapha, for mobilizing dredgers to carry out the smooth navigation of badges and vessels on the waterways.

He also added that the dredging, apart from enhancing economic activities in the host communities, would also lead to increased social activities in the communities.

Amaechi described River Niger as very important and strategic channel that links the Northern region to the Southern region of the country.

The Managing Director of NIWA, Mr Boss Mustapha, said that the maintenance dredging on Ajaokuta-Onitsha channel had become necessary to enhance the conduct of businesses on the river.

He also said that the NIWA possess the necessary manpower and technical knowhow to execute the project through direct labour.

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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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