ECNEC OKs Mongla Dredging Plan

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved the ‘Dredging at Outer Bar of Mongla Port Channel’ project, the United News of Bangladesh (UNB) reports.

The Mongla Port Authority – under the Shipping Ministry – will implement this capital project by December 2019.

According to UNB, the main goal of this dredging scheme is to increase the navigability of the Mongla Port channel for handling vessels with 10.5 meter draft.

The Mongla Port Authority officials said that, at the moment, ships with more than 8.5 meter draft cannot go through the outer bar area of the port.

It is estimated that once the project is implemented, vessels with 10.5 meter draft will be able to transit the area.

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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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