Qawa River Dredging Program Underway

Image source: Fijian Government

Dredging program is currently underway at the mouth of the Qawa River in Labasa, the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) reports. 

The works involve the removal of sediments from the river floor in order to deepen and widen the waterway.

Minister for Waterways, Dr. Mahendra Reddy, said that the silt deposits that come down the water ways accumulate at the mouth of the river.

Dr. Reddy said that they are now looking at the option of dredging the river mouth annually to help stop flooding.

“It will depend on the situation. If we are able to protect our catchment and control the amount of silt material that comes down our waterways then we may not have to do it every year. It’s just a question of how we can protect the entire conveyance system,” said the minister.

According to the FBC report, the dredging project includes 1.5 kilometer long area from the river mouth to the sea, 70 meters wide and 5 meters deep.

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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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