Shipping Minister Inaugurates Mongla-Pakshi Dredging Project

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan yesterday inaugurated the dredging works for improving the navigability of river route from Mongla to Pakshi via Chandpur-Mawa-Goalanda, local media reports.

The project aims at boosting navigability of the waterway for facilitating shipment of heavy equipment and goods at Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.

Under the project, to be conducted by the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), the portions of Padma, Ganga, Kocha, Swarupkati, Amtali and Arial Khan rivers (more than 450 kilometers in total) will be dredged.

The dredging work will continue until June 2025, according to media reports.

During the ceremony, Khan said: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken some milestone steps to dredge rivers, restore navigability and encourage waterway communications. In the previous term, the Awami League government procured 14 dredgers while procurement of 20 more dredgers is under process.”

The shipping minister also added that the government has taken steps to demolish illegal structures on river banks and restore navigability.

 

 

 

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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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