Abidjan Port Expansion: Vridi Canal Dredging Wrapped Up

Image source: China Communications Construction Company

Works on widening and deepening the Vridi Canal in Ivory Coast, implemented by China Communications Construction Company’s (CCCC) subsidiary China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC), are officially completed – eight months ahead of schedule.

The inauguration ceremony of the expanded waterway took place on February 21, in the presence of Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast, officials from China Harbor Engineering Company, Tang Weibin, the Chinese Ambassador in the Ivory Coast and several other members of the Ivory Coast Government.

Built in 1950, the port’s poor infrastructure has struggled to cope with growth in cargo traffic. The project was funded through a loan acquired by the Ivory Coast Government from Eximbank of China.

As part of CHEC’s Abidjan Port Expansion Project in Ivory Coast, the main goal of these works is to help making the port the largest one of its kind in Western Africa, said CHEC in its announcement.

The port is one of the busiest in Sub Saharan Africa, serving landlocked countries like Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Image source: Port Autonome d’Abidjan

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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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