Padma River Dredging Kicks Off

Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has officially kicked of the Padma River Dredging Program near Rajshahi City, with the main goal to bring back the waterway’s navigability.

We will carry out the dredging works till next mid-June,” commented Golam Sarwar, Superintending Engineer of Dredger Operation Circle under BWDB.

BWDB Superintending Engineer, Aminul Haque Bhiyan, added that the dredging operations are being implemented with an estimated cost of $6.7 million.

Under the preliminary stage, a six-kilometer area of the river will be dredged, Bangladesh’s National News Agency BSS announced. Through the capital dredging scheme, navigability is expected to remain constant for eight to ten months.

Rajshahi City Mayor, Khairuzzaman Liton, also unveiled a plan for developing of an international river port in Rajshahi for enhancing trade with India on the waterway route. According to Mayor Liton, the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, personally has taken the initiative for installing this international river port.

 

 

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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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