Saibai Island Seawalls Project Wrapped Up

Saibai Island residents in the Torres Strait will be better protected from storm surges and high tides after the completion of the Saibai Island Seawalls, part of the Torres Strait Seawalls project, the Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, said in its latest release.  

The Torres Strait community yesterday celebrated the official opening of the $24.5 million Saibai project, which will help protect homes and critical infrastructure such as the school and airstrip.

A commemorative plaque was unveiled by Mr Entsch, the Queensland Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Mark Furner, the Torres Strait Regional Authority Chairperson Mr Napau Pedro Stephen, the Mayor of Torres Strait Island Regional Council Cr Fred Gela, Saibai Elder Mebai Warusam and Cr Keri Akiba.

The federal Coalition Government contributed $14.2 million towards the project, with the Queensland Government contributing $12 million.

The Saibai Island Seawalls are more than 2.28 kilometers long and include more than 1.8 kilometers of curved wave return wall which deflects the waves back into the water. A further two kilometers of bund wall protects the health of the community with improved drainage.

 

 

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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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