Shipping Minister Inaugurates Capital Dredging Work

Bangladesh Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan yesterday inaugurated the capital dredging work that will take place along ‘Daudkandi-Homna-Ramkrishnapur’ river routes.

According to the minister, the government will soon set up a modern river port at Daudkandi.

He also said that the country’s rivers have been losing their navigability due to negligence of the previous governments, “but the Awami League-led government is trying to restore the navigability of rivers”.

Shajahan continued by saying that the present government bought 14 dredgers between 2009 and 2013 and added the process of buying 20 more dredgers by 2019 is going on.

Besides, another 50 dredgers have already been procured under private sector,” Shahjahan Khan said, adding that the government has already procured three excavators. “The process of buying six more excavators for dredging is underway.

He concluded that the dredging work is going on, and that 1,380-km of waterways have already been dredged.

 

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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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