Bangladesh to Buy 55 Dredgers

In order to increase navigability of the country’s rivers and ensure smooth waterway communication, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has started the process of procuring 55 new dredgers, reported the UNB.

According to the officials, 55 dredgers will be procured under two separate projects – Procurement of 20 dredgers and ancillary machinery; and Procurement of 35 dredgers and ancillary equipment and accessories.

BIWTA expects that the first ten dredgers under the project of ‘Procurement of 20 dredgers and ancillary machinery’ will be inducted into its fleet within a short time.

Once the project is fully implemented, it will be possible to meet around 70.81 percent of the annual dredging requirement of the country, said BIWTA.

The dredging would keep ferries, lunches, cargo vessels and other river vessels functional on domestic river routes round the year.

At the moment, for dredging big rivers like Padma, Meghna and Jamuna BIWTA needs 28 inch and 24 inch cutter suction dredgers.

For medium rivers 20 inch and 18 inch cutter suction dredgers are required while for small rivers that have poor navigability BIWTA needs 12 inch cutter suction dredgers.

 

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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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