Rewa River Dredging Program Kicks Off

Image source: Fijian Government

A $670,000 dredging program started last week on the Rewa River to ensure the quick discharge of upstream water in the river and to minimize spillover water from flooding nearby communities, the Fijian Government informs. 

During the commissioning of the dredging operations in Nasali Landing in Rewa, Minister for Waterways, Mahendra Reddy, said that the government was committed to provide a safe and productive environment for all communities.

“We are looking forward to engaging other contractors so that we can fast track dredging works in other tributaries not only in Rewa, but throughout Fiji,” he said.

According to the official government’s statement, this project will protect Fijians from related damage of agricultural farms, farm produce, communities, villages, schools and infrastructure caused by flooding and sea level rise due to climate change.

The maintenance dredging operations, aimed to remove 40,000 cubic meters of silt and sand, will be conducted from the Toga River mouth to the Nasali River mouth.

Image source: Fijian Government

 

 

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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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