Titas River Dredging Project Kicks Off

The dredging operations on the Titas River in Ashuganj, Brahmanbaria, were officially inaugurated two days ago, the Dhaka Tribune reports. 

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury, Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee at the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, Bangladesh, said: “The dredging work is expected to revive the once mighty river and its navigability.”

According to Babul Chandra Shil, chief engineer of the Bangladesh Water Development Board in Comilla Zone, this major development scheme will include dredging of the 90km-long river and its tributaries.

Dockyard & Engineering Works Limited, under the Bangladesh Navy, was awarded the contract for the dredging work. The project is being implemented by the Bangladesh Water Development Board,” he added.

It is expected that the Titas River dredging program will be completed by June 2020.

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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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